The last in Bradley's 'Light' series; although it was published the year before Bradley died (1999), I don't think that Bradley wrote this book at all. Rosemary Edghill may have collaborated on some of the other books in this series, but I think that this one is completely her work. The feel of the writing is completely different from the others in the series. This is also a completely unnecessary book. It contributes nearly nothing new to the series; rather, it goes through all of the events already told in the previous books in the series, linking them through the character of Colin MacLaren, White Adept, and also trying to give them a sense of 'history' by going on endlessly and pedantically about historical events that happened in each time. It also frames all of these events in the context of Colin's fight against the resurgence of evil Nazi-linked occultism.
While the earlier books in this series had an authentic 'feel' of time & place, (mostly the 70's), this book does not feel authentic. All the historical details contribute to a sense of 'trying too hard'. The Nazi theme is cheesy. It's also a very long, slow-moving book; not a good thing in 'light' fiction such as this. As well, there are continuity problems; things in this book that contradict the 'facts' of earlier books in the series. Overall, I'd recommend the 'Light' series for any fans of occult/paranormal fiction, but give this book a miss.