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Ho-ly. Crap.

By Whyknotzoidberg, author of Hotfoot

Oct 14, 2015: This book blew me away. I honestly have no idea what to start talking about, since it was all so good.

Let’s start with the characters. The two main heroes, Hector and Garovel, complement each other perfectly. In fact, almost all of the "pairs" in this story work amazingly well together. The dialogue feels natural, the characters themselves are flawed yet lovable, and the villains are top notch. They range from darkly hilarious to downright disturbing. (In a good way)

Another place the story shines is it’s depiction of politics in the fictional world. It kept me on the edge of my seat in what usually is a boring section in most books.

And finally, the fights. Oh god, the fights. I could write a book on how amazing they are. Hands down this story has the best fight sequences I’ve ever seen in literature. They manage to be brutal and intense, yet somehow elegant and strategic. You get put through a whirlwind of emotions while reading, and it’s glorious. The best part about them is the powers. Easily the most creative superpowers I’ve seen, and incredibly cool to read if you have a little bit of chemistry knowledge. (It’s far from necessary though)

Update: Ive come back years later to update this review and holy god this book is still amazing. Frost is a wizard with words and easily the most consistent author I’ve ever seen. Everything i said above is true, and it’s only gotten better

In short, read this if you like any of the following: Badass fight scenes Flawed, yet lovable characters Cool superpowers Humor Dark humor Shit talking Brutal fight scenes Large casts of cool characters Crime dramas (unfortunately this only lasts a little while) Badass politics (such a thing exists, although it is easily the most improbable thing in the story) And finally, Awesome villains.

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