Normally, I'm not into vulgar language and descriptions, but I'm giving CD a pass here for writing a great story. Think of it as a D&D campaign but with swearing and talk of bodily functions. I certainly didn't expect the deaths that happened. The ending wasn't what I would call a happily ever after. I kinda wanted poor Huckle to have something go his way. Definitely will have to read book 2.
This was enjoyable. Given how anti-social I can be, Avari was relatable. LOL!
I kept waiting for the moment when Avari lost control, but it never really happened. He goes and blows some stuff up, but it didn't really feel like losing control. He seemed more of an anti-hero or more of a troubled youth who just needed someone to reach out and connect to him. I like that aspect, but the book really isn't marketed that way.
I totally called Chayton about halfway through, so no real shock at the ending. I do wonder if a second book is in the works because the main question driving Avari didn't really get wrapped up.
Overall, I enjoyed the characters and it was a fun read.
So, found any good books this year? As you can see, I'm doing the unthinkable and whittling down my TBR pile. Can't have that. Those only grow.