I'll admit it. After a couple of pages, my creepy-barometer started going off, and I was hesitant to read as quickly as I usually do, because I am (ad...more
I'll admit it. After a couple of pages, my creepy-barometer started going off, and I was hesitant to read as quickly as I usually do, because I am (admittedly) a wuss. So when people just starting dying every where and there's freak WOW demons running around (I used to play world of warcraft. My imaginary corelings were taken from that game), and incestuous neighbors, plague, all before maybe 100 pages goes by...
Thankfully, Arlen helped me get past that fear. For a while, at least. Bad ass little knucklehead.
Well, after seriously getting into Arlen's story, I start reading the next page and realize, "this isn't about Arlen"
New Character! And she gets her own badass mojo thing going on like she's on steroids!
And after reading about Leesha giving the business to her mom and the psycho beefcake Gared, and learning to be Leesha:Herb-Medicine Woman
We meet Rojer. And the musketeers are complete.
I really wish I had Arlen's story in the Krasian desert warding himself up (view spoiler)[am I the only one who wondered if the warded/naked/fighting man had tattooed his... manly bits? he's supposedly *completely* marked (hide spoiler)]becoming a dark, twisted hero- completely opposite of the Arlen we watched grow up.
The only surprise at the end was Leesha's spare time experimenting. And it's really fucking sick when you think about it, but it just makes her so much more awesome!
In closing- I love this book. If you like fantasy, you'll probably like this book.