Ah, another advance review of Last Argument of Kings from a lucky receiver of an ARC. This time it’s from Susi at Sandstorm Reviews, another long-established and much-respected source for all things genre. It goes a little something like this:
“Each book in this trilogy has shown a distinct improvement, and with this fantastic concluding volume, I’d even go as far as to say it’s become one of my favourite series.”
Well, that’s nice to hear. Anything else?
“There’s a lot more action in this one than either of the previous two. I normally find blow-by-blow battle scenes pretty boring, but these are so engagingly written that it’s hard to look away … There are some unexpected promotions, unexpected betrayals and unexpected deaths, and overall there are plenty of fantasy conventions beaten bloody and sent packing.”
Excellent, I do like to kick those conventions where the sun don’t shine. But there’s more?
“the trilogy as a whole has crept gradually away from the standard fantasy template and gained a very unique feel … I can assure you that it’s even better than the previous two, and well worth the wait.”
Nine and a Half out of Ten, I’ll have you know.
Just who’s a guy got to sleep with to get Ten around here?