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.
Great story and narration. Marc Vietor is engrossing as Croaker. This was my first experience with this fantasy series, and I loved it. It's a truly enjoyable novel much in the mold of Dark Fantasy.
Then this is the book/series for you. Very dark story, and a few of the characters are a little underdeveloped thanks to it, but all in all, a good listen/read.
Yes, this story is action packed and has a lot going on
Yes, but it did take me awhile to get use to his narration. I felt it was often hard to pick out transitions in the story due to a lack of pausing in the reading. His style can seem a little monotone also; however, he has a natural edginess in his voice that fits the dark theme of the story.
There are situations that pertains to war that are vivid and can be disturbing especially to younger readers.
This is a great story with a refreshing point of view of a select circle of soldiers within a mercenary group. While the Black Company can be mercilessly violent and guilty of committing foul acts during the horrors of war, they exhibit steadfast loyalty found amongst soldiers. The world of The Black Company is dark with blurred lines between good and evil which constantly tugs at the morality of the characters. Overall I greatly enjoyed the story and plan on following the entire series.
The black company is a mercenary company in a fantasy world. hey are a group of misfits, with murder in their hands and cold eyes. They also have hearts and stories too though and you will come to appreciate them.