“This year, for the first time, I was able to draft the story from beginning to end, without any significant setbacks. I used the third person limited POV and told the story only from one character’s perspective.”
“Those who offered the most, got the most. Merchants became princes. Princes became kings. I made fortunes out of thin air. And I destroyed the world. I was the god of wealth. I created greed. Greed takes. They took.”
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I first opened it, but the novel swept me away without warning.
“Can your characters ever be overdeveloped? That’s what I’d like to debate with myself today.”
“Fantasy is ultimately about what is real.”
I inhaled this book over a long weekend and I’m currently suffering a book hangover. I can’t stop thinking about this novel, and don’t intend to any time soon. Here’s my spoiler-free review.
Despite myself, I really enjoyed Shadow and Bone
What I found fascinating about this book (aside from everything else, because it’s brilliant), was the three personalities of the main character.
It’s more likely that the VP in your company is a “psychopath” than some doe-eyed teenage boy in your neighbourhood.