Web of magic in a Wizardâ€™s mind, a kingdom conquered by King and sword, Lovers uttering climatic gasps, Soldier facedown in blood-filled trench, Clown laughing, Monster killing, mountains, Priest, money, sea, Baby, EXPLOSION! â€“ ten thousand worlds on a wooden shelf.
Poison, knives, spears, swords, axes, fire, catapults, fists and more poison combine with anger, betrayal and hatred into a result that is entirely revenge. Ironically entitled but probably intended by Joe Abercrombie‘s wit, Best Served Cold is bloody red, the violence impetuous rather than planned by wisdom. In this character driven tale, the counter-heroes and heroines are richly colourful which compensates somewhat for the fact that none can be fallen in love with by the reader. First is Monza Murcatt, feared mercenary and, amongst other names, The Butcher of Caprile. … Continue reading →