It is a fool's errand, and Tallos knows it, but against his own better judgment and the pleading of his wife, Tallos has committed himself to a voyage north. His lifelong friend's eldest sons are said to have been taken by Northmen, a raiding people ill-reputed for their savagery. The boys are already dead, Tallos knows, and in that dark place of grim reasoning he wishes only to find their corpses quickly so he can fulfill his promise and return to his wife. Instead, he finds something far worse.
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Sometimes you take a risk with an unknown author who has an unknown book based on their reviews on Amazon and Audible. I did so here and felt richly rewarded. Some criticize the many POV chapters and multiple characters. I would suggest being patient allowing the story to develop. This story has many plot twists and great action. The characters are well developed and draw you in to a complex story. The narration by Matt Cowlrick was excellent. Highly recommended were fans of George RR Martin.
I don't usually write reviews yet I notice many people who did NOT actually finish the book reviewing it.
"Everyone dies" is a crock you will see people saying yet i promise you no main character really dies in this. Yes people die, but the foundation characters stay in place and go on to develop well. The father and the two north men sons are awesome and the tracker dog man from the village that the title speaks is also glorious. The title makes you also despise characters much like the boy king from GoT. This is an in depth book and not for the feint hearted, but well worth the time spent. LOVED THIS BOOK.
It took a while to build the foundations of this story but it was well worth it toward the end. Well written with good character detail and story line. would have liked longer chapters to keep the story a little less confusing.
The narrators voice was fantastic, though his emotion was a bit subdued. In parts where the characters are described as shouting, the narrator was barely above a harsh whisper.
The story itself was entertaining, and kept my attention... However, I found it difficult to reconcile some of the extreme and oftentimes pervasive anti-woman sentiment throughout the book.
Very good. Very similar feel to early Game of Thrones books. Characters are pretty realistic shades of gray but it's hard to truly feel for many of them.
will not be continuing the saga as the characters are inconsistant and paper thin. story is not plausible as the writing leads itself into dead ends, only to be circumvented by a "ta-da" moment of astronomical and nonsensical intervention of a power never previously mentioned in the story.
overall good, however story does jump around a lot, but intresting and will search for next.
Some have said in their reviews that this story hops around a bit and it made it a little difficult to follow. I must disagree on the final point. It does pop around chronically, but that does NOT deter from the over arching story.
It has a touch of GOT in that there a several leading characters all following their own paths that will undoubtedly intertwine.
Well Written, Well Narrated thoroughly enjoyable
"a good story"
I enjoyed this book even though it is blatant plagiarism of asoiaf, still it was an interesting listen and the twists and turns of this medieval fantasy had me gripped, I'm looking forward to
the next installment of the series.
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