I've read reviews for other stories, were the reviewer will complain that the protagonist is too string and perfect, but in this case it's the whole p..Show More »oint of the story and is so blatant, it's brilliant.
Many books in this genre have a very similar story line; young man suffers tragedy, then goes to train with masters, comes back to kick some butt. This one has a refreshing angle; our guy is already kicking butt by hour number 3-ish.
The pace of the book is excellent there are no points where the story drifts into nothingness for a while, but keeps going on string with action around every corner. There is however only one story line, making the book easier to follow if you're the type to be listening to books while engaged doing this else.
I think if you're into books that world build for hours with incredibly well drawn out characters (a-la Joe Abercrombie), this isn't it; but it is well written and has (so far) an excellent story with an original twist.
It's seems to be getting more difficult to find good books in this genre; of course it's all personal preference, but similar-ish stories that I consider good recently are (hopefuly can help someone also looking); Dawn of Wonder Licanius Trilogy Cycle of Arawn/Galande
I've never commented before on a book, but this one capture my imagination and conjured up such great images in my mind I had to leave something behin..Show More »d. I listen via audible books, the narration was perfect, the characters in the books were well form and link together perfectly. I just didn't wanna stop listen. At points of the book I had shiver of excitement. I will now read the books aswel, can't wait for book 3 and hope there will be more after that.