A brilliant read. For the first section I though it was shaping to be a good book but nothing unique or special, underground society blindly toiling for the percieved greater good, based on a huge lie essentially making them slaves. Philip K Dick did it well with The Penultimate Truth and Hugh Howey hit a high note with The Silo Trilogy. But then this book veered in a different direction and it really takes off. Still not necessarily completely a unique idea, taking on a bit of Hunger Games and Enders game but moulding in a classical Roman style society , with some brilliant playing on mythology and favours from the gods , with brutal war games becoming real very quickly . And in the background a well constructed rebbellion story.
I didn’t know if I would like this. I was wary of the massive hype. But its actually better than the hype.
Glad I finally tried it.
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