Peter Brett masterfully paints an alternate existence in Book 2 of the Demon Cycle series. I hope it isn't the last. There were months between reading The Warded Man and this book, so it took a while to reacquaint myself to the storyline. Peter Brett included just enough backstory, tho', and once pulled in I was hopelessly committed. Also, Pete Bradbury was a perfect match for the narrator. The series is definitely worth the time and credits.
Brett has outdone himself!!! After the Warded Man, I absolutely HATED a certain character. This book showing how and why he was betrayer made me not only like him but also to respect him! Well played Mr. Brett, well played!!!!
Thank you Peter Brett for another wonderful literary fantasy Adventure. I really love the way each character has evolved throughout the last two books. I feel that I know and am more invested in what happens to these characters better than any I've read before. I can't wait to find out what happens next.
I did not really need a recap of the last book, even though it explained certain characters better. I do like the growth of the characters and the twists and turns taken throughout the story.
The way the author builds characters makes it feel like they are making choices themselves, and not just unravelling a plot. Don't listen if you aren't willing to buy the next one too!
only downside is i wish audible had found some way to include the dictionary at the back of the book. it would be very helpfull to reference somthing incase you miss the definition on the playback but it reads well enough that its not essential
Great book, it was difficult wading through the back story for so long before reaching the characters we learned to love in the 1st book. In the end it was worth it.
This book contains some subject matter that is tough to read/listen to. With that said, it is a great continuation from the first book. This is definitely not your typical fantasy series and is well worth reading.
The story was good, and the characters interesting. Had many seemingly random characters that were woven back into the story line (eventually), but this is a series and that is to be expected.
Nothing stands out overall, but the idea of the corelings was fun and of course, the concept of wardings for protection.
Really needs a new narrator. During most of the first book, though thankfully not quite so consistently in the second book, the narrator's slurpy way of speaking (and nothing to do with character voices) made me hope I never have to stand next to him in a conversation in real life. It was really difficult to listen to, but the story was good enough I kept on, though I did give the first book back. I almost didn't buy the second book, but a family member wanted to know if the series was worth getting so I went ahead with it. I don't know if I will get the third one, or just buy the book, or not bother.
Narration made me cringe, repeatedly.. Otherwise, no.