If you are a fan of mythology you are going to LOVE the Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia. Immediately I was reminded of the Norse Myths as I was reading the first chapter. In the first chapter of the Son of the Black Sword we meet Ashok Vadal, twenty year old, protector of the law. He has been sent to the Great House of Gujara to kill a demon. Within the first chapter you learn a great deal of the world Ashok lives in. There’s a caste system, there’s demons and there’s danger.
When we first meet Ashok everything is black or white for him. He has orders, he had a direction and there is nothing to break his focus. He is on a mission to banish a demon. When he is not banishing demons his job is to find those that are practicing the old ways, which are outlawed, and punish them. He is extremely good at his job. There is no one better than Ashok.
Then one day Ashok learns about the old world. The way things were centuries before and it shakes his world. No longer are his days full of calculated and concise decisions. He feels like his eyes have been opened and he realizes he is not living on the right side of the law! What now? I can tell you it gets very very good! I would consider Son of the Black Sword a mythology based book full of action, adventure and drama. It’s very well written, the characters are fully developed and have depth. I found the Son of the Black Sword to be a novel that kept me wanting more and nearly impossible to put down. It’s definitely a page turner. Anyone who is a fan of fantasy, action and horror is going to be engrossed in Son of the Black Sword by the end of the first chapter.
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