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Decent Abercrombie Clone
on 5 June 2013
Now, I'm not saying it's an intentional immitation of Abercrombie's style, but that's what strikes you when reading it: sex, violence and the vernacular. It's not as good as the original, but it's pretty good nonetheless, and I found it fun and gripping enough.
I like the fact that the author stuck to three interesting characters (for point-of-view's sake) and brought them together fairly quickly (though there are other books, this could stand alone, and probably will from my point of view). The writing is occasionally repetitive, but the use of less formal language disguises, and excuses, some of it.
The only complaint is that the plot didn't have a really decent twist--like Abercrombie would, for example--and that while things weren't exactly easy for the protagonists, the detective work, as it were, was pretty straightforward.
Overall, though, an enjoyable read, much better than some things out there, and worth reading (even worth paying for, though I didn't have to). I suppose I should rate it four stars, but I don't hold with internet rating inflation...