The bloodthirsty deviousness and callousness that came to Rikke and Leo ( I spare no sympathy for him anyway), the kindness that would sometimes peek through Savine’s hard veneer – it was just too much for my poor heart to handle.
The parts that stuck out the most for me were the war depictions. Abercrombie writes them so well I felt I was at the front lines – the racing thoughts in the heads of the soldiers as they rush headlong to certain death – it was very detailed and a tad personal.
It’s a real-life lesson in leadership, an allusion to pretentious saviour-Stalins and Christ-Hitlers who believe that they can change the world by breaking it first.
Truly, truly enjoyable, this book was. Honestly, I was not eager to start this one, seeing as it’s not yet a complete series. But it [more…]