Top critical review
One-dimensional, cliché, unrealistic.
on 3 July 2014
I read through the reviews here and decided to purchase this book, with plans to order the rest of the series if I liked it. However, after reading the book halfway I put it down and probably won't open it again. The characters are one-dimensional and has little background and less development. The story revolves around a quest that makes me think I wrote better adventures as Dungeon Master in AD&D in my teens. An elite group of seven mercenaries have lost three comrades in ten years, halfway through the book most of them are dead. After A Song of Ice and Fire, I am no stranger to authors killing main characters, but this is over the top and quite unrealistic. I am sorry, but this book will find its place in the back row of one of my bottom shelves, if I decide to keep it.