The Liar's Key (The Red Queen's War, #2)

Write on: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 by  in Petros' Reviews Read 4280

Read from May 18 to 22, 2016

Mark Lawrence never fails to surprise me. Five books in the same universe, at the same chronical period, and yet you never get bored of it. He keeps creating plot after plot, layer after layer of political machinations, all eventually combined or intertwined, and proceeds to blow your mind.


“Still, children hope in ways adults find hard to imagine. They carry their dreams before them, fragile, in both arms, waiting for the world to trip them.” 

The general plot arc of The Liar's Key was exactly what i was expecting. A path followed by the protagonists, giving both to them & to the readers a solid foundation to carry on into their ultimate goal. Throughout the book there is a feeling of impending disaster, while there're enough new elements to keep your interest, but not so many that you get overwhelmed or confused. This, together with the propulsive narrative and imagery that is constantly turning stark, morbid, nostalgic & subtly threatening, comes together to create an epos

Less than 15 days till the release of The Wheel of Osheim. If you haven't picked up this trilogy already, now is the time!

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