Stunning. The best book I’ve read so far this year.
Traitors Blade was a brilliant debut last year and such a well constructed story and world. Knights Shadow doesn’t just build on it but move to a different level all together.
The writing is never less than brilliant. The plot twists and turns, shocks and decieves , has a relentless place and leaves you guessing until the end ( and what a finish it is).
But the icing on the cake are the brilliant characters. Falcio is a brilliant lead man. A proper hero who never realises it. His associates, Kest and Brasti are great characters, each outstanding in their own way. The other characters were all well done, Darriana being quite the mystery and the reintroduction of Ugh was done so well. In a short passage I fell almost as in lofe with him as I did Dobby from HP.
Definitely recommend this series to anyone and everyone.
If there was a 6th star I’d give it.
On a side note at one point I wanted to be a Greatcoat but by the end I think I wanted to be a bastard instead .
And a wonderful post credit easter egg about Ugh ( always worth staying to the very end :-))
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