“Hate will keep you alive where love fails”
I don’t know what possessed me, in the lead up to Christmas, to read this book in particular. Nor what motivated me to keep reading when I realized just how dark it is. However, I’m not upset that I did, even if it was an awfully dark, twisted sort of story to read in the holiday season.
I will tell you, this book is *not* going to appeal to everyone. There is a lot of darkness, and a lot of violence, and much of it committed by or ordered by our young protagonist. If that’s not your cup of tea, feel free to skip it. But it’s a really interesting and very different entry to the fantasy genre. I know I didn’t mention any of the fantastical elements, but I think it’s better to come across them in the course of the narrative instead of letting me tell you about them – suffice it to say that magic and fantasy to play a role in this story. Will I pick up the next one? Possibly, but I think I need a small break before diving back into Jorg’s darkness.
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!