Genre : Fantasy
Page Count : 416
Rating : 4/5
Kinch Na Shannack is a thief indebted to the Takers Guild for all of his training. In order to pay back his debts he is sent on a mission with Galva, Knight of the goblin wars and her War Corvid in search of a missing princess in a city overrun by giants.
Featuring hungry goblins, krakens, witches and a blind cat named Bully Boy. What could go wrong?
This was a real gem of a book.
The world building was fantastic with us picking up bits and pieces of the history along the way in a page turning plot. All of your usual fantasy creatures are present along with a few creative additions and the whole thing has a very classic vibe.
The standout of this story for me though, was in the telling. Buehlman tells this story with a brilliant sense of humour, really capturing all of the essential elements of a high fantasy book only to deliver them straight from the tongue-in-cheek perspective of Kinch, who was a fantastic protagonist. He’s an interestingly flawed character thats so wrapped up in a sarcastic sense of humour that it’s hard to not to like him.
Even though there is a lot of action and world building packed into just 416 pages, I really didn’t feel like anything was missing. It was fast paced without the usual lag you find in some fantasy books while the groundwork is being laid and had a great cast of characters along with an interesting plot. I can’t wait to see where Buehlman takes it next.
There’s great things to come from this series!
Have you read this? Let me know!
See you in the next one friends,