An amazing high fantasy novel. Why did I only discover it now?
Cinda Williams Chima strikes me as a cross between Kristen Cashore and Tamora Pierce - if you’re a fan of either of these two authors, then do give this book a go!
The Demon King is a promising start to what appears to be a highly-rated series, judging by Goodreads and the like. The world building is excellent - not overly detailed, but well-thought out and imparted to the reader as we go along.
I adored the characters - Han, who is naturally awesome cause he shares half my name. Kidding. An impulsive thief with a heart of gold, his luck ends up going from bad to worse until a revelation at the end of the book - which, I admit, I did see coming.
Raisa, the princess, is independent, intellectual and compassionate. I also enjoyed how the author determinedly refrained from slut-shaming her for her hook-ups - yes, she enjoys it, and so what?
The cast of supporting characters were equally excellent - although I forsee a bad end for poor Amon somewhere in the future.
The plot moved along at a steady pace, and whilst it got a little slow in places, as many fantasy novels tend to do, I never got bored.
The best part? I don’t have to wait for the next books in the series! There are three more installments for me to sink my teeth into
Cormac McCarthy - The Road
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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