2.5, It had its inspiring moments but overall was full of farce.
I am an autodidact always looking for new things to learn. I teach high school literature. My main bookish interests are theology, philosophy, poetry, and science fiction/fantasy
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Deserves its acclaim as a fantasy masterpiece. I love Anderson’s maximalist language and narration style, it makes the story fittingly feel like an Anglo-Saxon epic. The fantasy elements are wide and wild co-mingling many mythologies and many tropes from ancient epics. My biggest hesitation comes from the melodrama that the writing descends to at some points but overall it’s a well-paced, action-packed story that deserves more readers.