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Title: Son of the Black Sword
Series: Saga of the Forgotten Warrior #1
Author: Larry Correia
Rating: 4 of 5 Battle Axes
Ashok, the best of the Protectors, has a magic sword of black steel. With it, the demons of the sea don’t stand a chance.
Unfortunately, Ashok’s whole life is based on a lie. A lie woven with magic, a lie that can’t be undone.
And a prophecy. Gotta have a prophecy in a fantasy book.
If you had asked me if Larry Correia writing Fantasy would be better than Larry Correia writing Urban Fantasy, I would have just given an automatic “yes”. However, I have to admit, I enjoyed the MHI series and the Grimnoir series more.
Don’t get me wrong, this was a great fantasy. But when I’ve been glutted on the likes of Brandon Sanderson, it takes something immensely AMAZING to wow me. This was just plain old amazing, not immensely amazing. Isn’t it crazy when you have the kind of books available so you can make those kind of distinctions?
So good stuff. Great magic, society based on lies, vast conspiracies, water demons. I was never bored reading this. You know how good a feeling that is?