Once they were a band of mercenaries who shook the pillars of the world through cunning, alchemical brews, and cold steel. Whoever met their price won.
Now, their glory days behind them, scattered to the wind, and their genius leader in hiding, they are being hunted down and eliminated one by one.
A lifetime of enemies has its own price.
Adrian Selby brings us into an unforgettable new world filled with magic, mystery, intrigue, bloodshed and betrayal.
For months I’ve been looking forward to getting a copy of Snakewood and I received a copy from NetGalley for review. I was so excited but when I started reading…UGH. The premise was immediately attention grabbing and the cover art was gorgeous. Unfortunately the story was not on the level I was hoping it would be on. It was painfully difficult to get into, mainly due to the narrator and the method by which the story was told. It’s told in snippets of first-hand accounts from members of the mercenary company Kailen’s Twenty. Sure, this seems like a fantastic idea, but it was terribly confusing and the grammar was local vernacular. This can really add to a story, but in this case it hindered it. I’ve heard consistently that it gets much better after about 100 pages, but I couldn’t make myself read any farther. Perhaps at a later date I’ll try to re-read this.
If you want to read a review from someone who’s read the entire book I would recommend Mogsy over at The Bibliosanctum. You can find the post HERE.