While I could agree with Adrian Tchaikovsky in that this book is reminiscent of Scott Lynchs The Lies of Locke Lamora that does not mean that this nov..Show More »el is in any way of the same caliber. It is just that ???reminiscent???. It is a book that I am sure some very generous reviewers would describe as a ???fast-paced rollicking-ride???, I for one found it wanting. Oh sure, the main character is a thief and the first half hour of the book is engaging enough with the main character Easie Damasco exchanging witty remarks with his would be executioners. Then as he gets out of that situation and the main plotline starts to evolve it all falls apart. Easie Damasco ceases to be witty or even likeable and the plotline is paper thin, so thin in fact that I when I was halfway through I found myself doubting myself. It could not be going in this direction? Seriously, is this it? I saw numerous opportunities for the main characters or even the main villain to drift of the path of what seemed to be the predestined ending, but alas they were all hell-bent on reaching that distant cliff.
Enough said, I did not dislike this book and for an evening outside driving in the sunshine it is an alright companion. But that is about it I am afraid. If you are looking for an audiobook compelling you to keep still and listen in rapt attention into the wee hours, this is not it.