I have been waiting and waiting for this to finally come out in audiobook. And just in time for summer! Great writing - a bit overwrought, but in a go..Show More »od way - like a blend of MAR Barker and HP Lovecraft and Gene Wolfe. I got these in book form on a lark when they came out and have gotten most of my family and friends to try it out. In that same spirit, I am writing a review so that someone out there will also give it a try and like it. If you like Joe Abercrombie, Brent Weeks, or any of the new school reflective fantasy (as in fantasy more reflective of our real world - its what I call it anyway), I suggest you give it a try.
Lots of Characters and intricate language, do yourself a favor and find the printed book's character list and lexicon appendixes online somewhere as a companion to the audio version.
the psychological and philosophical premise of this book is the most interesting thing about it. the author spend some time developing the characters,..Show More » a lot of time developing them, two-thirds of the book is internal dialogue, way too much internal dialogue.
After listening to the last ten minutes I sat dumbfounded for a good five minutes. Suddenly things foreshadowed and subtle tidbits started to make sen..Show More »se. The tingling sensation when you realize you've just read something awesome kicked in; it continues as I write this.
I have a feeling the ending of this series could polarize readers much like the First Law Trilogy. I however loved it.