Based on the same world as the "___ of Thorns" books, but the main character is very different. This guy is a douchy prince who is teamed up with a big frickin' Viking. Characters from the other series were shoehorned in for an act of the book that seemed mostly unnecessary. Not the best book, but the series still has potential.
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The series started out rocky, but I really started to like it at the end. I'm actually looking forward to reading the authors next trilogy based in the same world. The mixing of sci-fi was actually pretty cool, and it played a much bigger role in this third book.
As much as I like Sanderson's other books, this one falls kind of short. The character interactions are awkward for a bunch of characters who are supposed to be badass supervillain hunters. The ending rounds out neatly, which is common with this author's books. However, the overused "joke" that the main character isn't good at metaphors got stale pretty much instantly.
This is my second read, and I waited to review it until I finished the whole series. The main character, Jorg, is an insufferable psychopath 13yr old who somehow reigns over a troop of murdering criminals. Pretty hard to believe on even an imaginary level. On the bright side, the books get a lot better as the series moves on.
This book spins its wheels for awhile, bogged down in politicking. Once it eventually gets moving, it's interesting; but in the end it lands on a somewhat disappointing ending similar to The Hunger Games (and to a lesser extent, The Dark Tower).
So, oops... I accidentally read this AFTER "Time of
Contempt". Luckily, almost nothing was spoiled, which goes to say that not a whole lot happened in this book. Ciri starts to learn magic, and not much else. Granted, I haven't finished the series yet, but it's entirely possible that you could skip this one completely and not miss anything in the series.