All in all it was a pleasant book - particularly the first half. It is held back by the completely unbelievable premise that Locke is a smart thief, which is constantly undermined by his poor planning. As a result, Locke comes off as an incredibly lucky guy living in a city of nitwits with IQ's of 75 and lower.
Really good story. Once you get used to the way it's written, with the story switching back and forth between timelines, discussing the past to give context to the present, it's a great listen.
why so much garbage? waste of time and money. I think I would have actually liked the story, it's just not worth it to me to sift through the filth. I guess I'm returning this for another Brandon Sanderson Book with an awesome world, story, and writing.
Most inventive usage of the F word in recent memory. If you love the repartee of Tyrion & Bronn in Game of Thrones, you won't be disappointed!
Loved this book. Certainly one of my favorites. Father Chains in particular caused me laugh out loud - often - Michael Page did a great job.
There were a lot of great moments and funny quotes. This one that really tickled me...
“What kind of knife is this?”
Locke held a rounded buttering utensil up for Chains’ inspection.
“It’s all wrong. You couldn’t kill anyone with this.”
“Well, not very easily, I’ll grant you that, my boy.”
Chains guided Locke in the placement of the butter knife and assorted small dishes and bowls.
“But when the quality get together to dine, it’s impolite to knock anybody off with anything but poison. That thing is for scooping butter, not slicing windpipes.”
The character dialog in this book is some of the most entertaining I've ever heard/read in a fantasy series. The world building is very quick to pick up and jump into but it also surprises you with how deep it eventually goes.
An excellent "Thieves’ tale". Cool but passionate characters. Plot twists and turns and great con artistry.
Definitely "Father Chains".
I laughed pretty often at the impressively colorful and descriptive insults and expletives uttered by the characters.
If you're any sort of gamer that likes to play a thief/rogue character type, you'll appreciate this book.
Teacher & musician.
This is a great story, containing everything an epic fantasy reader yearns for. Crazy ambition, foul villains, magic, and deep twisting plots are woven deftly together into an intricate tale of destiny, blood and vengeance.