Child of a Mad God is another formidable example of Salvatore’s great fantasy. The story weaves the harrowing plight of Aoleyn, a young woman stuck in a brutal patriarchal mountain tribe, with the story of Talmadge, a solitary frontiersman who lives on his wit and the profit of his trade. This is a harsh and gritty world populated by slaves, witches, cruel masters, and paranoid tribes. Whether it is the laws of the tribe, the death of loved ones, or the result of personal decisions, each character is tested in this harsh and primal world.
Salvatore is consistent as an author in creating gripping and worthwhile mythoses in his works.
I recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy and wants a great escape. While I have read Salvatore’s Dark Elf Trilogy, I haven’t read any in his world of Corona. This was not an issue at all; I was able to jump into the text easily without any background information.
5 out of 5 stars
Thank you very much to NetGalley, Tor Books, and the author for providing the advanced copy for this review.