Friday, October 25, 2013
Review:Princeps' Fury by Jim Butcher
Like the previous novels in the series the narrative is divided into parts, four in this case. Again the Amara/Bernard one felt like the weakest to me as Amara has regressed as a character since the first novel, though her storyline was better paced this time around. Otherwise character growth is reasonably strong especially for Tavi and Gauis and surprisingly Lord Aquitaine who becomes a much more rounded charater.
There were a few issues early on with the narrative which I found distracting. The worst of these was the use of etc, which doesn't fit with the world Butcher has created and should have been weeded out in editing.
A strong point in the novel is the sheer amount of action that happens and it definitely feels like we heading towards a conclusion in the series.
Overall despite my continued problems with Amara's character and a few minor issues Butcher delivers a solid read. 8/10.