When I couldn’t find The Curse of Chalion available at any of my local bookstores, I decided to do something radical for a relentless bookhoarder such as myself. I got a library card. This changes everything!
In true Mark Lawrence fashion, The Liar’s Key keeps hurtling right along where the first book left off, with approximately ten pages of gentle introduction before Jalan is running for his life towards a small Viking boat with two very large Vikings in it.
Abomination is the first novel of screenwriter Gary Whitta, most famous for penning The Book of Eli (great movie!). Participating in the crowdfunding for a book was certainly a new experience for me, and I kind of enjoyed being updated on the steps of editing and publication.
As soon as I saw the cover with an old soldier slouching in a throne, a rifle in his hand, blood pooling at his feet, with the tagline “The age of kings is dead… and I have killed it,” I knew I needed to read this book.