Book Review: The Builders by Daniel Polansky (Three Stars)
“… as amoral as a loaded gun.”
If Joe Abercrombie had written The Wind in the Willows. Typical swords and sorcery fantasy, but with all characters familiar animals, mostly mammals. A few playing against stereotype.
“He’s fast.” “How fast?” “Slower than a bolt of lightning. Somewhat quicker than a hummingbird’s wing.”
Well done, but readers put off by Abercrombie violence are forewarned.
“A soul utterly remorseless, without conscience or scruple. But that is nature’s fault, and not the stoat’s; the stoat is what it has been made to be, as are we all.”