Son of the Black Sword Review
Son of the Black Sword is written by author, Larry Correia who is famous for his Monster Hunter and Grimoire books. This novel is Corriea's first attempt at an epic fantasy type novel and he didn't disappoint. In Son of the Black Sword we are introduced to Ashok Vadal, Protector of the Law. In a world were all have their assigned place, and demons rise from the seas, the Protectors are given magic and authority to stop the depredations of the demons, and enforce the Law at any cost. These Protectors are considered among the most dangerous people in the world even when they are not bearing a powerful, magical sword.
The casteless bring an interesting twist to this new fantasy setting as they are the lowest of the low in society. As the story progresses Ashok finds himself in the middle of a plot to annihilate all of the casteless by the Order of the Inquisition who have forced a sentence on him that causes him to betray the very society that he had defended his whole life. As Ashok is forced to confront his black and white world, he is shocked to discover that not everything is black and white, and not everything within the sway of the Law is just. The consequences of which lead him to a path of rebellion, war and a return of the forbidden gods.
Correia has skillfully set into motion layers of intrigue, deception all the while revealing complex and sympathetic characters that you will quickly find yourself cheering for. As well black-hearted villains with such details that you just love to hate them. The book is full of action and humor that we have come to expect from Corriea's previous books. The entire book is a great read with lots of action and adventure and just enough world-building spread in so that you don't fill like its be forced feed to you.
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