It's sad, because the setting has a lot of potential. But the characters lack depth, and are hard to relate to. The "events" that take place are presented in a way that makes it hard for you to care about them, almost like watching the history channel. Maybe I've just been spoiled by Mistborn, but this book barely held my attention.
PS. the multiple narrators don't help sell the characters when they overlap.
Just as fun as the first book. It's exciting, it's witty, it's mysterious, it's even laugh-out-loud funny at times. The tales of Locke & Jean will not disappoint.
Don't pass these books up!
Note: lots of swearing, squares beware.
Hearing tales of Locke tell lies to get what he wants is actually very entertaining, with many comical lines to boot. The story is told in a sort of flash-back-n-forth fashion, where many of the "interlude" chapters give history to the characters, shedding light on their decision making process in the following chapter (where the "real" story takes place). This keeps the story moving along at a solid pace. I think you'll find yourself pretty caught up in the characters and events by the end.
This is one of the better books I've listened to here, hope Audible get's the second book in soon!
Many enjoyable hours of listening with this series. You simply fall in love with the characters. Butcher knows how to keep the story fresh. Can not wait for "First Lord's Fury" this winter.
A fast moving story, with excitement at every turn. The characters feel fleshed out and personal. Magic system has plenty of depth to it. All around great book, definitely worth the credit.
I am really looking forward to the next two books. ;-)
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