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Loved many of the characters, but Gorst's vulgarity ruined the effect
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2021
Love so much about so many of the characters. So much! But I can't for the life of me figure out why the author thinks we want to read pages and pages about someone like Gorst. If there's a character arc, I want one where the character actually changes for the better, not worst. I like to root for people. Not follow them around and listen to their vulgar thoughts.
The author also soils the tale with a liberal use the f-bomb. It's unfortunate. Such language is completely unnecessary.
Finally, this isn't a fantasy book. There is essentially zero magic in this tale. It's as if the author was trying to write his version of Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels, a fabulous historical fiction account of the battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. I didn't mind the lack of fantasy. I love that kind of historical fiction, but if you're looking for fantasy, you won't find it here.