It took me a while to read this book, not just because of the length of the book but because of all the additional things taking place in my life now.
Joe Albercrombie can definitely write a book, and this book is well written, however, there is one theme and it is vengeance. Every character has some wrong to right, and each seeks revenge of their own kind.
The just of the book is this. A general is betrayed by her Duke. Her brother is killed and she is nearly so, but only left crippled. She returns to seek revenge on the 7 people who had a part in her brother's murder and her demise. She is able to recruit a number of people to her cause.
There are times where I just don't believe her cause is enough to keep a her going, and I got kind of bored with the length of the book, but again that could be that it took me so long to finish it, but in the end the book has a nice plot twist that justify reading it to the end....Continua