Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

In Golden Blood In Golden Blood
by Stephen Woodworth

Supplied for review by Hachette New Zealand

Reviewed By: Kevin G. Maclean

In my review of With Red Hands, I speculated that the author might have written himself towards a corner. I am happy to announce that he hasn't. The third book is just as tightly and transparently written as the second, and has enough twists and turns to keep the most avid fan happy.

Natalie is still trying to avoid going back to the Corps, and money is getting tight, so she takes on an archaeology project that she normally would have avoided—finding Pizzaro's private treasure cache.

Unfortunately, her employers are even nastier than she had feared. Trapped in an isolated camp with no resources but her wits and the Dead, she has to find a way to survive.

This book feels a little more mainstream to me than its predecessors, but that may be the effect of adding a fair amount of physical action into the mix. Certainly, the standard is still high, and the book well worth reading.

I still look forward to the next one, dreading the day when I catch up with publication.

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