Everything. I absolutely adore this series, I love the character of Jorg and even more I love how Mark Lawrence continually move the story from current to 4 or 5 years ago. It entirely brings together the man he was and the man he is and why he makes the choices he does.
I have few absolute favorite books in the fantasy genre that reach an epic status in my mind, definitely the king killer chronicles, blood song and the way of kings. I would say Mark Lawrences series also creates the epic feel of a world with its own customs and way of life, gods ands myths that my adored epic series do, however, because Jorg is largely the sole focus of the series and all other characters continuously only carrying minor roles, I think this book does slightly fall short in that. I almost wish Mark Lawrence would have had separate books for each of Jorgs years, but then I suppose to have lived even more years with Jorg, the ending would have been absolutely devastating. For the series he wrote and the length, the ending was perfectly chosen.
This narrator does an EXCELLENT job! I didn't even think twice about getting the audible book as opposed to reading it. He uses different voices/inflections for the different characters, even does a fantastic girl voice!
The antics of Jorg would continually make me chuckle and smile. Smile that he was so completely genius and brilliant in his scheming.
If you like slightly dark humour, blood shed, or just want a book to get so absorbed in that you lose yourself entirely. Get this series, get it, live it, love it. Mourn it once its over.
Ahhh the narration!
The book yes.
I feel bad saying it, because this narrator would be perfect for historical fiction or a romantic novel. But in a young adult book, she way way wayyyy missed the mark. She talked so slow, I actually used the speed option on audible just to make the book bearable. And also, she sort of made everyone sound "nice." Like these are grown men angry werewolves or this angst-y teenager, but you couldn't tell. She sounded like a nice little old lady. Weirdest narrator choice for a book I have listened to yet. And the whole time, I kept thinking, just get through this book- surely they used a different narrator in the 2nd book. But no, same one. These books are being returned for the damage they did to narrated books everywhere.
Beware before you buy! I highly suggest listening to a sample of this one!
I can't see this becoming a movie. It fits very nicely into paranormal werewolf genre, but the story wasn't that gripping that I think it would even be optioned for a movie.
Oy. This one scarred me,
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