I just finished The Lord of Frake’s Peak by Lee Carlon. It is a fantastic story, and clearly the best of The Bastard Cadre series released to date.
Although this is book four of the series, I believe this story could be enjoyed by both newcomers to the series as well as those who have read the prior books. I expected this story to pick up where the third book ended. It did not. Instead it served more as a prequel to the other stories.
I enjoyed following the story of Vincent d’Rhyne. I could sympathize with his losses and appreciate the difficulty of the choices he had to make. Fahlim, a self-indulgent immortal who often offered advice whether needed or not, offset Vincent’s more serious nature, and I laughed a few times at some of his comments.
I would definitely pick up the next book in the series.
If you want to learn more about Lee or his books, take a look at his web site: http://clockworksamurai.com/
You can also find The Lord of Frake’s Peak: The Bastard Cadre #4 at Amazon.com