The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm very pleased with this one, maybe even a bit more than the previous two novels. There's quite a bit of court intrigue and Leesha and Rojer are everywhere. I admit to liking those bits a lot more than the whole Krasia bits, but upon a reread I might change my mind.
I'm honestly amazed at just how much magic, fighting, magic fighting, and just how much plain good story there is in-between. It never gets boring at all, and here's the interesting trick: Arlen his new best friend and his promised are BARELY in the book.
Far from being an issue, these beastly characters spice up the text when they show up and fling the rest of the world into a demon-cored world, proving to everyone else that it's time to stand up and fight.
Of course, with all these new warded weapons and a truly delightful coinage, no one said they should stop fighting each other.
WAIT!!! Fight the demons, core-you!
War. There's a lot of great war stuff here. I'm usually annoyed with that kind of thing, but I was totally hooked this time. I'm invested in all these characters big time. Even the new ones are interesting as hell. (Thanks, in part, to having read the novella that precedes this.)
But how do I like this? How much do I love this series?
I'd tell you, but the moment I touched sunlight, I'd burst into flames. I've got a demonic interest in this. :)
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