A really good debut.
The setting is properly nightmareish with a strong grimdark vibe. Full of dark demons , possession , mutants and other horrors. The main character is a mute hero, never uttering a word. The world buildng is approached in an interesting way , slowly revealing as the story goes along and the journey progresses. All the horror is very well balanced by the presence of a baby carried by the hero and a goat they pick up on the way , adding humour and joy to the story.
I was tilting to 4 stars but realised I smiled throughout most of the book and on reflection really want to revisit the world and characters so worth the extra star.
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