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Sin Eater by Mike Shel
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2019-favourites, fantasy-favourites

A stunning sequel that takes everything I loved about the first book - intrigue, dungeon delving, and a protagonist you can really root for - to the next level. The introduction of a new POV (Auric's daughter, Agnes) brings more depth to both main characters, and makes the shocking climax that much more poignant.

As always, Shel's prose is an evocative mix of poetic and brutal; almost archaic in places, but never dry; and he excels at gradually ratcheting up the tension to near-unbearable levels, especially in the thrilling dungeon-crawl scenes which are something of a hallmark of his writing.

Sin Eater is easily the best novel I've read so far this year, and the Iconoclasts trilogy(?) is rapidly becoming one of my all-time top fantasy series.
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Reading Progress

April 29, 2019 – Shelved
April 29, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
May 8, 2019 – Started Reading
May 13, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-favourites
May 13, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy-favourites
May 13, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Joe Jackson It's the blurb that really grabs me. ;)

Laura Hughes Joe wrote: "It's the blurb that really grabs me. ;)"


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