Same characters from the first book, but the focus is on a new batch of heroes.. Exactly the same gritty tone as ..Show More »the first, although not quite the same twist to the story - still equally enjoyable for any Abercrombie fan.
These books are aimed at the YA market - I think probably great for teenagers, but not so much for my advanced reader 10 year old.....just a little too much grit, raw emotion and base human nature on display for the tender hearted. (I'll keep her on the Brandon Sanderson young adult series a while longer, I think!).
Narration is good. Not exceptional, but absolutely fine and doesn't detract from the story in anyway.
Yes, it's a little predictable, and a few disappointments with the characters, but overall still a worthy spend of a credit and as good as any wrap-up..Show More » to the series (naturally, there are a few threads which have been left open).
Abercrombie's gritty style continues, and there's enough blood and gore to satisfy if that's what you're after - this story just doesn't have the same depth as his adult series usually offer.
Narration is good, and consistent with the previous books in the series.