BOOK REVIEW: The Grim Company

the-grim-company-by-luke-scull-543-pAuthor Luke Scull throws his hat into the fantasy arena with book one of a new trilogy but can it hold its own.

Enter the Age of Ruin: a world where wild magic leaks from the corpses of rotting gods and ravenous demons infest the northern mountains; a world where pockets of resistance are rare… But when two aging warriors save the life of a young rebel they begin an unlikely fellowship, one composed of self-righteous outlaws, crippled turncoats and amoral mercenaries. A grim company, indeed.

Part one of a trilogy The Grim Company is set five centuries after the Godswar, where the greatest wizards of the North over-threw the gods. The four wizards (now known as Magelords) rule with fists of steels over their lands, but this is not a happy time, the Magelords steal magic from the corpses of the gods in order to remain immortal. After Salazar the Tyrant of Dorminia wipes out Marius and his kingdom Shadowport after loosing in a war, an likely group come together in order to destroy him.

I absolutely loved this novel, the story is new and beautifully written, with each chapter written from the view-point of a different character. The novel begins well and draws you in straight away, meaning that this is a very difficult book to put down. Plot lines are slowly built up through the book, and you learn more and more as the novel goes on, rather than everything being left until the very end. The characters are well-rounded and again you find yourself drawn into the lives of everybody.

No doubt this book will be compared to many authors most notably George R. R Martin, but I think The Grim Company so far seems to be better than the Game of Thrones series. There are not a lot of different houses, with at least 20 people in each to try and remember, which after book 3-4 gets a little confusing. Also I thin The Grim Company is written in a much more succinct way.

I never felt that the story dragged at all, and I thought the novel was ended really well. Some loose ends were tied off well, with others not – nicely leading onto the next novel. I can hardly wait for the sequels ‘Sword of The North’ and ‘Dead Man’s Steel’. And if they are anything at all like The Grim Company, then Luke Scull is sure to have a classic on his hands.

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Rating: 5/5
Reporter: Darkphoenix1701

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