I finished the first book (The Blade Itself) of this on the flight out here today, and it was a very good read. Even thought the book was a lot of plot and character/world-building with not a whole hell of a lot of "action" to speak of, I found it extremely engrossing.
It's a lot like GRRM's stuff, just a few central characters, not much "magic" though there is some, and some pretty great main POV characters.
Joe Abercrombie |
Definitely worth reading, and now that the world/plot is setup, I expect some serious awesome from the second book.
The second book is all sorts of awesome as well.
Naren, you will love this.