“Yes, I’m trusting our lives to that fat slug, and yes, of course, he’s going to betray us.”
A little grittier than the first in this series. Classic epic fantasy with a side order of humor. Not heavy reading nor great literature, but enjoyable. Interestingly, all the transformational characters are female. The men are who they are, though Falcio’s struggle is being who he really is.
“The truth that makes our courage fail and our hearts surrender. That we fear most is simply ourselves.”
The stakes are higher and the odds lower, and the protagonist has a one-liner for every occasion. Good story telling. Fun interaction between characters.
“Love isn’t a cage.”
Countless epigrams: some witty, some pithy, some memorable. Like the cover art.
“Happiness is … grains of sand spread out in a desert of violence and anguish.”