Liviu's Reviews > Lords of Deception

Lords of Deception by Christopher C. Fuchs
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2019_release_read, genre-fantasy, read_2019, top_25_2019_books

One of the best fantasy debuts I've read in a while. The writing style takes a little to get used to as it is more old fashioned and closer to Dumas say than to modern top class fantasy and same with the naming conventions and more generally the universe of the novel which is complex and with a long history which bears a lot on the novel - while the list of characters and the glossary at the end are really useful, they do have some spoilers so it may be better to just keep reading as things will make sense eventually. However, the depth of the universe, the very interesting characters (heroes, villains, major and minor), the action that keeps one guessing (and the quite high body count of characters for that matter) and more generally the narrative force of this novel is such that once one starts understanding what it is all about and gets a feel for the setting, it is really hard to put it down.

The ending is at a good stopping point and while the next two novels in the universe that are to be released soon happen some centuries before during the colonization of the southern continent by the more advanced technologically northern continent, I definitely plan to read them when they are released while the planned direct sequel of this has become a hugely awaited book (in the timeline of the novel, it is the other way around as now the southern states are more powerful and only a failing treaty keeps them from invading the north, though war in between them also brews and the old age "magic" of the now mostly absorbed southern natives is making an unwelcome at least for the rulers, re-apparition)

I also would recommend exploring the author's page where there are some more details about the world.

Overall highly recommended and a top 5 novel of the year for me.
8 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Lords of Deception.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

October 17, 2019 – Shelved
October 17, 2019 – Shelved as: wanted_books
October 22, 2019 – Started Reading
November 6, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019_release_read
November 6, 2019 – Shelved as: genre-fantasy
November 6, 2019 – Shelved as: read_2019
November 6, 2019 – Shelved as: top_25_2019_books
November 7, 2019 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.