There are good things about this book. It does some new things with the zombie story but ultimately I don't think I want to read about zombies. They'vThere are good things about this book. It does some new things with the zombie story but ultimately I don't think I want to read about zombies. They've been done as a device for adventure/survival stories, and they've been done as a metaphor for soulless modern living. I don't think I have any great need to hear much more about zombies.
The pluses: -scary -atmospheric -solid characters -vivid descriptions -funny at times -a new take on the post-apocalyptic world (new to me anyway...)
A good book. But it didn't win me over to a genre that feels a bit played out.
I would happily read another book by Colson Whitehead though. He's got some skills....more
85% of Dwarven womenfolk are forbidden to leave the deepcity Borlänge, by decree of the U**spoiler alert** PART 5
27.xi - 30.xii of the Third Age
85% of Dwarven womenfolk are forbidden to leave the deepcity Borlänge, by decree of the Underking.
Mikael Blomkvist had been traveling for two days and had yet to clear the Hudiksvall wilds. On his way north, to Ornsköldsvik, the same journey had been far less treacherous, but he could no longer count on the protection of the Elven mages out of Ljusdal. The Elves made no secret of their loyalty to the Wennerström clan.
His attack on Wennerström had made him many enemies, especially among the wilderfolk, but Blomkvist felt untouchable - perhaps it was his daring escape from Martin Vanger's subterranean necropolis, though more likely it was the coat of mithril mail he wore. It was forged by Dwarven enchanters in Stor-grundträsket and had cost Blomkvist more gold öre than he cared to admit.
The blood-curdling cry came from the trees to Blomkvist left. He drew Investigator from its sheath and stood firm as thundering footsteps approached.
Nosjö snickerifabrik. He didn't understand the words but recognized them as a dialect of felltongue spoken around the northern bloodlake Näldsjön.
So, Blomkvist thought, Wennerström has allied himself with the orc hordes. I'll need 40 pages in the next issue of Millenium!
The orcs burst out of the undergrowth and battle was met!
To be continued in The Girl Who Played with Fire......more