The first series was like Dune meets Game of Thrones, set in some Crusaders vs Muslims with magicks and vikings or something like that. There's even a Paul Atreides 'comes Jesus. Characterization is OK, at least he presents a few new-ish types of psychopaths, some interesting plot "twists". The aesthetics were the best part, particularly in the first book where the culture feels more interesting and less generic, with some hints of the Chivalric. It's probably the best written out of the trilogy. The magic as some kind of semiotic spell was fun to read.
>>7218347 >Why is this series so recommended? >so recommended I haven't read so many recs in /lit/. It was hotter maybe 2 years ago. In general it feels slightly more mature than your average fantasy reddit Branderson shit, especially in the narrative and the inner monologue and the struggles. Less cliche'd. But it was pretty dry in the long run, boring plot even piled upon predictable plot even... a lot left unexplained, some pacing issues...
>>7218347 >I read the premise Maybe do that for films, not books. This is almost the equivalent of judging a book by its cover, btw. Reading excerpts and judging an author's prose is better on whether to read a particular book or not, though still a crappy basis. The best criteria ofc is to read the fucking book.
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