A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness (1))

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Normally I am a fan of Joe Abercrombie’s work and his ability to write far-flung fantasy epics that are told over multiple novels. It is often fun to get lost in the worlds that he creates. Sadly that is not the same for this work, and it is a struggle to get through the language and reading should be fun and not a chore to get through, and sadly this is a chore. I know there are strides being made to represent language being spoken by different groups to be authentic as possible, but when it makes reading fantasy fiction difficult then it is hard to really get lost and enjoy oneself in a book. This follows different people as they all deal with a changing time.

Rikke works with a supposedly mad hill woman, Isern-i-Phail, to control the Long Eye can be a curse and a blessing. Other groups of people are starting off on their destiny such as Savine dan Glokta who will not let anyone or anything stand in his way. Leo dan Brock is trying to do the right thing on the borderlands but is disappointed in Prince Orso. Standard starting, just can’t get past the language and that makes it difficult.


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Author Joe Abercrombie
Star Count 2/5
Format Trade
Page Count 512 pages
Publisher Orbit
Publish Date 2020-08-25
ISBN 9780316187169
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Issue November 2020
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
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