This book gets mixed reviews for a good reason. A type of book you'll either love or hate - like all good literature it provokes a response, and for t..Show More »hat Mr Stirling can be very pleased.
Yes, it is violent. Yes, it is uncomfortable. And yes, very much an 'ADULTS ONLY' book. But that simply defines an audience.
In terms of genre it is nice to have a novel that portrays a dark side of the undead rather than the chaste teen fantasies of much current writing. Power corrupts, and this is a novel which portrays that.