I was recommended this book and decided to try it as an audiobook. I found the narrator didn't seem to fit right for me. I listened to the whole book and also read some of the physical copy. I found it to be more enticing when I read it rather than listened to it, despite the fact that I really enjoy audiobooks. After I took a break from the recording and read a chapter on my own I got a better feel for the characters and was able to return to the audio version.
The book itself seems to be fiercely loved by some, with diverse characters, a detailed world, and a look at the more gritty side of fantasy. I did not find myself able to relate with the characters, or drawn in by them enough to find the plot exciting. It is a good story and I don't regret reading it, I just found the majority of the characters to be a little static.
The start is a little jarring seeming to over look some aspects but later on as you get a feel for the author it makes sense. Stick with it it was a fantastic story. Cant wait to reup on tokens to continue the series
Fast read that pulls you in to a dark world that will make you care for the characters. Fantasy with no stupid elves, plus one swords or mage that spout fireballs out of their ass. Could be our own past....
Had a very difficult time connecting to this story. Stopped it for a while and came back to finish it. Really did not grab my attention!
The first part seems to be very inconsistent, but it gets better as it goes. Doesn't go into deep details of any scenes or characters, but a lot happens and it moves along quite well. I highly enjoyed it.
The world and characters are great
The narrative is confusing and lacks urgency, something similar to the lines: then he died, we went home and ate breakfast, the cheese was bad. The writer makes very little of characters' deaths, you alway feel you skipped the death somehow, not just deaths but major events as well, it should have more emphasis and some speculation as they did with other events, sometimes it's too slow, sometimes it's too fast, especially in fights, especially in later books.