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– The King of the Vile ( Fantasy Book Review ) –

  • Noah
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  • September 12th, 2017
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5 / 5 ★★★★★ “Yet another superb entry into this great series, masterful writing”

Again I found that this book was great, as with book 6 I found it is a real testament to Dalglish’s growth as a writer the storytelling is so much better than it was at the beginning of this series. This book follows on straight after book 6, it expands on the events of that book and really expands the scale of the story, by the end of this book the events really do feel world changing as opposed to just one man attempting to overthrow a kingdom, this really made the book feel like it had much larger consequences for the world as a whole which really did increase my enjoyment. This book continues with the same structure as book 6, telling multiple story lines simultaneously, it is so different to the first book, it even includes a point of view character that isn’t one of the half orcs. I thought the story of the book as a whole was great, as well as having great individual story lines, Dalglish kept to his overarching themes very well while also throwing in some surprises along the way. As with the last book, I found that less of a focus on action scenes and more on both characters and their story was a great choice for this book, it really helped to bring it alive and make it such an enthralling read.

The character work in this book, I felt was a step up from even book 6, I always knew who people were, there were very few occasions if any where I felt that characters made unwarranted decisions, each choice felt justified by who the character had been made to be by Dalglish. As I believe I have said in every review of this series the half orcs were great, but I really felt that two other brothers were the strongest characters of this book, the two brother Gods. It was really interesting to see Dalglish play with the readers perception of the two deities, they started to feel much more like real entities rather than just figments of good and bad during this book, it was nice to see Dalglish adding yet more facets to the world.

To conclude, I found that this book was a great read, it was exciting but didn’t rely on just constant action scenes and the story was intriguing and nowhere near as cut and dry as the first books of the series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to fans of fantasy books and of course fans of this series in particular, now I’m just left waiting for the next instalment.

Did you enjoy the book? Tell me why or why not below.

If you haven’t read it and wish to you can find it here.

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