Attrition: The First Act of Penance (Three Acts of Penance #1)

Write on: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 by  in Guests Reviews Read 2891

WHAT DO I THINK ABOUT THIS BOOK???!  I think it's one of the best books I've read in my entire life. To think it was written by an 18 year old boy.... Puts me to shame. It's hard to believe this book was written by a teenager. I wouldn't believe if I hadn't known otherwise.

 I'd rate this book higher than 5 stars if it was possible. It's THAT good. The book proves it's very possible to write Grimdark fantasy without anti-heroes (take that Mark Lawrence and Joe Abercrombie fans! ). It's a blend of heroic fantasy and grimdark. It's somewhat similar to Luke Scull's 'Grim Company'. You've got your evil tyrants who've usurped the original gods and taken over everything. But that's where the similarities end. It's a different plot line, different characters, different setting and different themes. 

The writing is beautiful. I didn't imagine I could finish the book so quickly. It had lots of pros and no cons imo. But the best part of it was the descriptions of the bad-ass fighting! I really think a fighting game should be created based on the book. There's lots of awesome powers, an extraordinary magic system and incredibly violent characters! It's a breather from basic fantasy. It's new, fresh, and brilliantly written. It's like reading a thriller, something by Dan Brown. A page-turner. It's unfortunate the next part won't be out for a while... 

I greatly enjoyed a number of the underlying themes in the book. Religion is a big theme here. Gave me an insight into what the author might think about the Divine. This book is unusual in that it's not told from the POV of the hero, but rather the villain. Makes for a rather intriguing read! Before starting this book, I thought 'Attrition' a strange name to give a book. Now, come to think of it, this is the most appropriately named book I've ever read. The best possible name you could give a book like this. So S.G Night, kudos to you and your book. It's writers like you that make reading worthwhile for me, despite the fact it takes up a lot of my time, time I could use for things that are actually productive. Hurry up with the next book! 

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