Utterly unique, utterly compelling. The best fantasy in years.
The story bounces back and forth in time which can be confusing. It works, tho..Show More »ugh.
Jorg is the strangest, most charismatic character I've ever read. He's depraved, despicable and thoroughly charismatic. You'll bleed for him and in the end, love him.
Without spoiling too much, Prince Jorg is a young man who witnessed the murder of his mother and brother and then absorbed the indifference of his father. He broke away and renounced everything of his former life except the drive for revenge.
His life is being manipulated, though, by magics that entered his world. His world is a strange dytopian version of ours. The hints suggest that it's our world in the future, destroyed by tinkering of mankind with fundamental science.
There's a joyful exuberance about the book that will have you 'turning' pages. I couldn't listen fast enough!
Yes! - the constant "he said", "she said" every time any character utters a word. More than any other book I've listened to, this is really intrusive ..Show More »and annoying, especially since the narrator is so good with the different voices he uses that there is really no need for the endless use of "he said". I wish the audio producers would pay more attention to the specific requirements of their publishing medium - it really does come close to ruining an otherwise excellent production.
Up there with GRRM & Joe Abercrombie as a fave author. Have listened, twice to the whole trilogy . Fantasy? Sci-fi? Don't categorise, just enjoy the e..Show More »xceptional writing and wonder at how the whole trilogy's arc comes to a neat and fitting conclusion that actually provides satisfying closure.
Joe Jameson's brilliant narration is a joy in itself, his voice for Jorg is so fitting, plus he manages to come up with such apt and varied voices for the myriad of other characters. Would love to hear his take on A Song of Ice and Fire...
In short, these 3 books resonate in your mind long after they've been finished. They simply glisten.....