56 Followers
66 Following
Readsalot81

Readsalot81

Guest reviewer for Paranormalhaven.com. Goofy and gregarious, although mostly sensible. Love to chat about books! :)

Currently reading

The Lotus Palace
Jeannie Lin
The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer
Jim C. Hines
Seraphina
Rachel Hartman
A Clockwork Heart
Liesel Schwarz
My Darkest Passion
Carolyn Jewel
Long Shot
Hanna Martine
A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
George R.R. Martin
Valkyrie Rising

Shazam!

Half a King - Joe Abercrombie

I've never read his books, but from what I understand - this book is aimed at younger readers (or in the author's words - a wider reach) - but it's still really good. Dark, but not overly so - and fascinating characters.

 

Pros:

 

Fascinating characters, interesting plot twists, very good visual imagery.

 

 

Cons:

 

World building is half-hearted -  has that medieval euro historical setting - but not much sets it apart from just about every other fantasy book out there.

 

Ableist point of view - got tired of the MC's referral to himself as half a man - half a king. ARGH (Yarvi- protag - has deformed left hand)