Top positive review
Sanity breaks required. Fantastic world. Fantastic characters. SO, SO dark, in a subtle way.
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2017
I am a weirdo who is reading these in timeline order rather than publication order. I am loving this world but I have to take frequent time-outs for sanity -- the writing is so dark and evocative, that it really gets under my skin (I keep thinking I'll see glyphs in the mirror.) And I spend a lot of time mulling over the ethical dilemmas of the characters, drawing real-world economic and environmental parallels -- "thought provoking" would be an understatement. When I say it's dark, I mean it clouds your soul in a subtle fashion, instead of overwhelming you with violence, gore, and profanity. It just -- drains you.
Can't wait to finish, can't wait for more to be published. Except that I need to wait for my own mental health.