It’s difficult to review this book. Honestly I’m still not totally sure what happened in certain parts of the book, particularly towards the end. However there is one thing to be said, it is epic, and I mean that in all senses of the word. A lot of questions are answered, things I’ve been wondering about for seven books. Some things are not. Parts of the book are truly disturbing, parts turned my stomach (the meat!), parts gave me goosebumps.
The only reason I am not giving this five stars is that sometimes the writing seems deliberately obtuse. This has always been Bakker’s style but seems even more prevalent in this book. These books are definitely not for everybody but if you don’t mind some of the crazy things that go on they are really rewarding, something quite different from the normal fantasy book.
4 stars out of 5