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“What an amazing, incredible fantasy/adventure story. Brent Weeks is one of my new hero's. Filled with gore, mutilation, child rape, homosexual situations, war, murder, love, courage, sacrifice, loyalty, magic powers, powerfully drawn characters, incredible storyline, this is storytelling at its...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“To me, Week's novel starts out infinitely better than it finishes. In the beginning, the world is gritty, cruel, and more realistic than most, and the characters have promise of growing into interesting people. By the end, it is clear the characters are constructs and their actions guided, I'm...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Formulaic sordidness that is badly written. Avoidable.
Poor language. Poor narration. Unnecessary misery for misery sake. "Doll Girl"! Really?”
“Very dark, to say the least, but also brilliant at the same time. I've read this novel and its sequels several times, and each time, some subtle idea in the text makes a lot more sense. This is a book, and a series, designed to be read more than once.”Michaela Curtis wrote this review Wednesday, February 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Picked up this fantasy book at the Philadelphia airport to read on a flight back to SF. A jacket blurb/recommendation from Terry Brooks was what piqued my interest. *Very* fun read, and it is always refreshing to read fantasy that does not follow the (stellar) template laid out by Tolkein. The main characters have a surprising mix of nihilism and hope. Though it is a bit more graphic than I had expected, I got into it and found it hard to put down. I'll probably have to get the second book!”Jay P Vyas wrote this review Monday, February 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“2.5”Tommi I wrote this review Thursday, January 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A unique fantasy novel that is a blend between Game of Thrones and Brandon Sanderson's mistborn series. This is gritty, brutal and realistic fantasy at its best. The plot twists are unpredictable annd leave you reeling, and the characters are intense and deep, full of loves, tragedies and contradictions. ”Rochelle H wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Tolkien's Middle-earth meets Pratchett's Discworld with extra violence. Fantasy world where young, poor kid becomes master assassins apprentice and a real wet boy himself. My only problems with the book are that it's long (+600 pages) and it's just first book of the trilogy. So, over 1000 pages to read in order to finish the series. ”japi wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Listened to this on audible.
Enjoyable. Unique. I thought that the author started out with one target audience and switched as the books progressed, maybe even as this one was being written.”
“Enjoyed this book. Took a bit to get into the characters but by the end I was immersed. Was a bit let down by the lack of world-building, the great character-building made it worth my time.”Vito wrote this review Monday, November 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very very good, highly detailed with rich characters and original plot. I loved it a lot, and it is definitely worth a try. ”Trystyn wrote this review Tuesday, October 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No