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The Emperor's Blades - Brian Staveley

13%

I love Il Tornja. So practical and laid back. I want more of him. Please tell me I get more of him.

 

16%

The shrine to Hull, Lord of Darkness, patron god of all those who moved in the shadows, wasn't a shrine at all, but a massive tenebral oak, gnarled black limbs stretching over a full quarter acre like arthritic fingers scratching at the sky. Hanging from every branch and twig - packed in so close that when Valyn first saw the tree, he took them for heavy black leaves - dangled bats, tens of thousands of bats, folded tight in their wings, waiting silently for night. When darkness fell, they would take to the air together, a wheeling, darting, silent swarm harrying the sky, leaving the branches bare as bones.

 

That. Prose. My god. Love. I'm in love.

 

18%

"Might make whoever's trying to kill you think twice."

 

"I don't want them to think twice, I want them to think once and, if at all possible, drunkenly."

 

Hah! I don't remember the last time I've been so engrossed in a new book. Everything I love is here. World, characters, prose, plot, characters, intrigue. 

 

22%

This book is killing me! I can't put it down.