I’m going to try to say some coherent stuff about the Gutter Prayer, but forgive me if I digress into fanboy squealing at some point. This novel ticks off just about every box I look for in an epic fantasy: an ancient setting full of mysteries, unique characters embroiled in nail-biting intrigue, and wizards made of the worms that consumed their corpses.
'...there are moments when things can change, when the forces balance and it's possible for people - individual people - to make a big difference. To reallign things. Remake the world.' For me, Gareth Hanrahan's The Gutter Prayer could possibly reshape the fantasy ficition genre.
Series: The Black Iron Legacy # 2
Published by: Orbit
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Grimdark, High Fantasy
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