Book of the Week: Son of the Black Sword.

wow this book is good

Son of the Black Sword, Larry Correia


  • Luke says:

    You just hit the part where it circles back to the beginning, didn’t you?
    Just wait. It gets better.

    • Wombat-socho says:

      It does indeed. Won a Dragon for a reason, it did.

    • RangerSG says:

      It definitely has a different pacing than most Larry Correia books. Not that I would call it slow-paced epic fantasy. The International Lord of Hate is incapable of that. He takes time to develop thoughts and build the world in stages in a way his other books haven’t. But it’s never worldbuilding for the same of it. Everything comes to the fore by the end and pays off immensely.

      For me it was really close in the Dragon between this and Aeronaut’s Windlass. I went with Butcher. But that’s because I’m a Steampunk geek. Otherwise I might have gone the other way. And both deserved it.

      • BigFire says:

        The start is a bit slower than what we’ve come to expect from Correia. But those flashback scenes does serve a purpose, and really cannot be skipped.

        For something else that’s also a bit different, try Correia’s 2 Iron Kingdoms novels (a third one is coming). The first book (Into the Storm) is Dirty Dozen in Iron Kingdoms and the second book (Into the Wild) is Indiana Jones in the Temple of Doom in Iron Kingdoms.

        • acat says:

          Question on those. Does one need to have the first clue what an “iron kingdoms” is to enjoy the tales?

          • Luke says:

            Short version: No.
            Longer version: Iron Kingdoms is the RPG Privateer Press spun off from their Warmachine/Hordes wargame. The company knew there were several fantasy writers who gushed about the wargame on a regular basis. So they recruited them, and commissioned them to write stories about some of the major NPCs in the world.
            It’s a marketing tool to get more people to buy the games, so introducing people who aren’t familiar with the setting (and getting them emotionally invested) is pretty much the point.

  • Randomized says:

    *grumble* *grumble*

    Now I have to buy another book and get hooked.

    Just after I finished the latest in the Invisible Library series that hit kindle…

    (I am of course being facetious)

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