Posted by Karen
Drabble contest winners will be announced soon! In the meantime, we wanted to take some time to talk about some wonderful feedback we’ve gotten. The Skull Throne has been out for a while now in the U.S. and U.K. and the reviews are piling up! Check out some of our favorites here:
Kitty G took things virtual by vlogging her review of The Skull Throne:
Here’s what other people think!
While these books have never been a picnic in the sun, this time it’s a much much darker tale – and people get hurt. VIP people. The people you thought were surely safe. While I’m totally cool with an author doing whatever he does, certain passages did cause me to hyperventilate or in fact had me shouting at the book and the cursed heavy pages, spluttering with fury, with rage, with tears in my eyes, with eternal loss. Just writing this, recalling how it felt, made me cry. This book hits hard.
All in all I loved The Skull Throne even as it left me positively shaking with disbelief with the events of the last 100 pages. Peter Brett is an amazing author and readers will clearly be clamoring. His characters are complicated, his story full of action and enough surprises to keep any reader guessing, and the book runs at a pace that will entrance even the most jaded of readers.
There are moments of quiet happiness for the characters, times for the readers to rejoice and laugh out loud at choice bits of dialog. However there are also great moments of sadness and tragedy. It’s an emotional rollercoaster, but Brett’s penchant for storytelling makes it a delicious journey as it is so easy to lose yourself in the characters and this fantastical world he has created.
I think a more accurate comparison is not A FEAST FOR CROWS, but The Empire Strikes Back. The world is very broken, and the final 100 pages of THE SKULL THRONE pack quite a few gut punches. It’s dark and sad, but complex and engaging.
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