Today’s team review is from Judith, she blogs here http://judithbarrowblog.com/
Judith has been reading The Usurper King by Zeb Haradon
For once I’m stuck on how to review a book. Not only because I’m not sure how to describe the genre; The Usurper King crosses fantasy, humour and political thriller; all mixed up together with some humour that more than borders on satire. The author has a quirky writing style that I admired and there are some brilliant observations on the human condition. Yet parts of the story did make me cringe and skip small sections; those parts were the descriptions on extispicy: (the practice of predicting the future or reading omens by reading the entrails and liver of animals.) And yes, it did exist; I looked it up. And yes, I do know I’m a wimp.
But here I’m reviewing the book itself so I’ll break it down. As…
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