Miller is clearly a very talented writer: her characterisation is a masterclass in nuance and sensitivity, and she has a visceral way with action
A writer who seems to set the rule for the genre
Top-notch fantasy . . . a masterclass writer
Complex and engrossing; fans of George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie should particularly take note
The sheer scope and genius of this series dazzles... stylistically brilliant
Blood, dirt and backstabbing . . . impressively elaborate and detailed . . . this dark world will draw you in
It will entrap you and hold you captive, you will look up from its pages to discover you have lost hours
A truly epic read full of intrigue and betrayal anchored in wonderful characters
Excellent writing, amazing characters, intricate woven plotlines, and lots and lots of blood, most of that unfortunately spurting from the wrong people. No elves or dragons, but some of the most in-depth world-building I've ever read, and the heroes (and anti-heroes) could shake themselves off the page. This book drew me in with the opening sentence and held me until the end . . . I remain breathless from the read.
Fans of George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan and other such writers of epic fantasy will find much to like here . . . a compelling read
Miller's numerous fans will definitely stay for the long haul
A major new epic fantasy begins
A truly epic read full of intrigue and betrayal anchored in wonderful characters - some I loved and some I loathed, but all I wanted to know more about. Whether it's combat, politics or human interaction Karen Miller is on the money. Loved it.
Well-constructed fantasy.... This is a dark fantasy that should appeal to fans of Game of Thrones.
Mammoth first instalment packed with political intrigue and widescreen action.