Be prepared and hold on to your hats for this one! This is by far the best of the trilogy despite a slow. But be warned, have the final book on hand when you finish!
I love this series. We listened to this book driving across and around the Southwest. The characters are complex and the story exciting. While the second installment has more clichés than other parts of the series, there are constant surprises and plot twists that keep you hanging on every word. The strong female characters nicely complement our heros Royce and Hadrian. I also find it interesting that the dwarves, elves, wizards and goblins add historical and geopolitical context to the story, not just a fantasy element. The narrator, Tim Gerard Reynolds, is fantastic. His voices are "just right."
This book leads into my favorite parts of the story. Masterfully woven with crucial story lines littered throughout. My third time through the series and it still leaves me wanting more.
This has become one of my favorite series with only the Red Rising series being slightly ahead. This series is well written, deeply thought out, and the characters are so well defined that you will understand them as well as your own family. I will be greatly disappointed when I reach the end of the books. If you like fantasy you should love this series.
the narrator is perfect and I can't wait to listen to the next book! If you love fantasy you won't be able to stop listening either.
The story picks up pretty much where the last one stopped. However there are still details that will be discovered in the next book. We learn more about Royce and Hadrian's past and the twists and turns leave you scratching your head as to how this is actually going to turn out. There are so many stages in this book that you are jumping around the globe. The wit and bantor are such that I found myself laughing out loud and the emotions are enough to make your eyes smart at times. One thing I found somewhat humorous is how the author "knocks" people off in the oddest fashion. Would be very dangerous to find yourself having feelings for the princess is all I will say. Looking forward to listening to the final collection.