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I suspected this book to be different then the normal fantasy, which it pretty much was, and with a lot of rich diverse characters, which it wasn't.
I am going to give this one 4 stars based on two facts: that I couldn't put it down, and I started the 2nd right away. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LINA AL-MIDFA
What sort of world would one inhabit, if, abstract thought and desires could be bound into a creature? What sort of creature would you birth with a flawed creator? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pinkatron2000
I quite enjoyed this novel by the end, and am excited to check out the rest of the series. With that being said, let me get some negatives out of the way. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Kelley
The imagination, character development and plot were absolutely fabulous. I had no expectations when starting this book but couldn't put it down and finished it within two days!Published 3 months ago by Jaci Kalandadse
Daniel Abraham is a unique writer. His stories are like watercolor paintings, with tone and texture almost as important as story. His stories bring to mind Gene Wolf. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've read A Shadow in Summer a while ago, once I decided that now that I had learned how consistently great Mr Abraham's writing is, I ought to explore his earlier work. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Traveller
Looking forward to the next one. It sneaked up on me how much I was enjoying this one.
A world of less than perfect heroes
This is not a fantasy novel like Lord of the Rings. It is set in a world similar to Asia. The hero is subtle in his actions except for a couple. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Timothy M. Payne
Beautiful, lush prose and wonderful character development made this a delight to read. I did not find the story compelling, but I kept coming back for the words.Published 8 months ago by Donald Bloom