Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie

Some more of the same.

Bayaz the wizard has again been manoeuvring people - and this time we have yet another conflict between North and South. Black Dow's army and Marshal Kroy's. Looked at in multiple strands via an aging named man, a teenager who thinks he wants to be a warrior, an ambitious colonel's wife, the disgraced champion etc.

So a pointless war for politics, and the title is the rock formation on top of a hill that becomes the final battleground and a sardonic observation on those who like to play with swords out of choice and kill lots of people.

Nothing new here, and shows signs as many series that get to crazy lengths after many books do that the story is running out and becoming run of the mill.


3.5 out of 5

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