Lost is the Night is the second installment in Greg James' dark fantasy Khale the Wanderer series. A high bar had been set with the first book, but James surpasses it with his beautiful writing style that is so suited to the terrifying. In this book, we find Khale has been sent on a strange journey to Lord Barneth's castle where there is to be a feast in his honor, but not everything is as it seems. James quickly brings the reader into a world where the brutality knows no end, and he does it with his wonderful poetic prose that effortlessly blends horror with fantasy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all of the strange places it brought me, and it is one I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a peek into the darker side of humanity.
I give it five cocktails.