Review of Unclean Spirits

Unclean Spirits (Gods & Monsters, #1)Unclean Spirits by Chuck Wendig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Chuck Wendig and Gods. Chuck Wendig and Profanity. Chuck Wendig and Humor. Chuck Wendig and Violence. All things that this man does well, and by well, I mean there are few out there that I read to today that can even approach his level.

This is a story about our world and our gods. But instead of being up in heaven, or hell, or in the history books. They are in your city, living on your block, in your house, and may even be in your head. What could go wrong if the gods we know about, and even those we don’t know about are running around doing whatever they feel like because they are gods? It’s not like we could do anything about it.

But what happens when someone does do something about it? All chaos can break loose and Chuck Wendig does a great job of showing those consequences with his style of gritty humor (you’ll never think of a unicorn the same after this), and hold nothing back characterization as you have an entire cast of gods and humans running amuck in a story that will have you laughing out of your chair and reading until the very end.

I could not recommend this story any more than I do. Easily 4/5 stars.

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Review of Half a War

Half a War (Shattered Sea, #3)Half a War by Joe Abercrombie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The end of the Shattered Sea Trilogy.

What can I say? Did the end of the series come to a satisfying conclusion? Yes. Was their death, mayhem, betrayal, and twists to the very end? Of course, this is Joe Abercrombie that I was reading. Who could expect anything less?

Half a War gives you what you would expect after reading Half a King and Half the World. A new set of young characters: Living, Loving, Fighting, and Growing through the conclusion of the events put into place all the way in Half a King.

The action is intense; the characters are as real as they get. This book is not the bloody Grim Dark that our Lord Grim Dark can be known for. Half a War and the whole trilogy itself is an example of Dark, less bloody writing that still has the depth of story even though the characters themselves are younger than probably most of his audience.

Abercrombie never misses a step with this book. Characters you love will die, some you love will live. Others that you hate with passion will live, though some you want to claw your very hands into will find their demise before the end.

A great series for both teenagers and adults to read. Couldn’t recommend any more than I already do.

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