2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 265 books.

Book Review: Kill the King by Sandrone Dazieri

This is an other of those deceptively short reviews… This is an incredibly complex, emotionally charged, horrifically graphically violent series and I loved EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF EACH BOOK! I’ve reviewed the second – Kill the Angel on here; the first I read but not as a review book, so the review only ran on GoodReads. Do NOT attempt to read this series out of order, you will be utterly lost and miss all the gorgeous intricacies of this brilliantly plotted story line. You need a strong stomach for it, but it’s well worth the gruesome bits because the characterizations are amazing. Honestly, some of the best I’ve ever read, in any genre, any language…

I LOVED this dark disturbing and wholly original series!! The final installment was spectacular, tying all the loose ends together in the end with the perfect pacing, fraught tension and horrifying violence that comprised this amazing trilogy.

Dazieri is a master at crafting incredibly complex characters who bend but never break despite the incredible parade of horribles that they undergo. There is a delicious and oddly delicate madness pervading the world of Casseli and Torre, and Dazieri’s ability to paint a seemingly infinite number of atrocities, conspiracies, and brilliantly evil schemes with that palette is what makes these books so amazing. The plots, the characters, and the settings are so richly presented that they jump off the page. And the evil that lies at the hearts of this world’s populace is stunning… It’s a phenomenal combination that propels the reader into a nightmare that you don’t want to end even while you’re frantically scanning for the nearest exit. I’m beyond sad to see this series end – but can’t wait to start again with book one because I’m dying to see all the details with knowing eyes now that I’ve seen how it all ties together!!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy.

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