Review: Traitor’s Blade

Traitor's Blade
Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a fun, fun ride of a novel.

I remember first downloading this digital ARC copy and really not being sure what to expect — in case you’re wondering: it’s tone is basically the humour of THE THREE MUSKETEERS meets the political intrigue of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE meets battle sequences of Bernard Cornwell.

I know, right?

Sure the book isn’t perfect. I have some issues with a couple of the female characters and the pacing dragged for about the 3rd quarter of the book, but, otherwise, I enjoyed the hell out of this book. I don’t often go into a fantasy novel and come out saying that it was just “good fun” but, well, that’s exactly what this was! It had just enough action to keep the blood running; just enough humour to keep me grinning; and just enough intrigued to keep me invested.

In other words: is that sequel out yet?

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