Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
That is quite the recommendation. I am going to check some of these out. Have been considering Uprooted, The Bear and the Nightingale, and now I will add this. Need more to listen to during my drives so I will give them all a go. I have my doubts but they also all sound intriguing based on reviews.
Now about my reads... I've recently finished with The King's Blood by Daniel Abraham. Just as rewarding a read as I remembered it to be.
I've tried to start Cloak of Shadows by David Dalglish, but alas - it's not my cup of tea. Well, it is, but I wanted something better written, so I've DNFed this for the time being.
I've also tried to finish Baptism of Fire by Andzrej Sapkowski( The Witcher books 5) - I was at about 60% mark, now I am at 65% and I've DNFed it for a second time. What a lackluster of a book. I am not sure if I'd have the patience to finish this series. I want to, but in my opinion very little in the story structure and elements in this series makes any sense at all. It reads like a well-written fan-fiction, no structure what-soever, and characters change their nature left and right, coz why not... right?
I am currently reading:
1. Best Served Cold - man, Abercrombie could be a master story-teller when he wants to.
2. A Darker Shade of Magic - I am on the fence on that one, still haven't decided if I like it or I tolerate it, it's a little of both I think. The problem is I've been reading Jonathan Strange and mr Norrell quite recently, and this book has nothing on it, quality-wise, or even narration-wise. So it's a bit unfair of me to compare the two, and it gets in the way of me enjoying V. A. Schwab's book more, but I cannot help it.
3. The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham, re-read. I don't know if I have had this series in my all-time top 10 favorite fantasy series list before, but I am totally including it now. The series is just so... consistent. As Daniel Abraham have put it in his blog post - this series is his epic fantasy argument and I totally feel that he did manage to distill everything cool about the epic fantasy sub-genre and put it into his work. When it comes to believe-able and diverse character casts, he's certainly up there with some of the best.