This is another strange yet absolutely splendid read from one of my all-time favorite authors, Martha Wells.
As is, per usual, I felt like I was dropped in this world suddenly but with still a comfortable ease of learning and understanding about what is happening. Kai, the main character, is another great example of Wells ability to create a persona that is sometimes difficult yet also effortless to follow. The gender and sexuality of the main character remain vague but still fully fleshed out, which may sound strange, but it’s one of the many things I love about this author. The idea that gender and sexuality do not have to have a clear definition to be accepted.
I loved this story. A demon prince that wakes up entombed and breaks free. That can eat souls and talk about how they each tasted. It’s definitely a bit gory but absolutely delightful. Slow towards the middle, but I still couldn’t put this book down.
Out May 30, 2023!
Thank you, Netgalley and Publisher, for this Arc!