Tash Reviewing Books

19 yrs old. Australian. Student of the Engineering variety. I like books with words in them, if its Fantasy or YA even better. I write reviews whilst procrastinating. The quality of these reviews are debatable.

Review - Before They Are Hanged

Before They Are Hanged  - Joe Abercrombie

Rarely is a sequel better then it's original. But then again it's pretty obvious Abercrombie knows how to step things up a notch. The characters i liked before... I love them now. Characters I disliked... well I like them a little better. Characters I overlooked... starting to pick up some sinister vibes. There's a lot of development in this one, especially with a certain selfish prick named Jezal Dan Luthar slowly tugging at the old heart strings. I admit it. I ended up feeling sorry for him. God! Who am I kidding? I ended up feeling sorry for everyone!

It's clear The Blade Itself was only the warm up. There's more action, more intrigue and (dare I say it) more lovin then before. It's amazing how likeable such fucked up characters can become! I don't know how it's possible to happily cheer on a mass murdering bipolar suffering psychopath? But I did. And I liked it.