The Great Betrayal: How could a friend betray another? How could a wife betray her husband? TO whom does the blame lie, and how will this tagedy affectt he dynamics between three former friends and a growing nation that depends on its King? These are the questions at the core of Last Sword of Power, the sequel to the excellent Ghost King. The book is marked by an unspoken betrayal which is not at first voiced, but slowly becomes apparent as the book develops. There are many excellent scenes in this book to wrench the emotions of the reader and as always, many memorable characters; the outwardly strong but inwardly confused Culain who chose reality over immortality and the woman he loves; Uther, a confused and embitterd King who fights battle after battle but can never win back what he lost;the witch queen, Gorien, who dances with evil but who has never forgotten the man she loves. A mature book which can be enjoyed on many different levels and is a worthy companion to Ghost King. Far more complicated than good and evil, Last Sword of POwer is an indepth look into the hearts of its characters and discovers their multi-dimensional nature.