Kagen the Damned by Jonathan Maberry
Series: Kagen the Damned, book 1
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
No. of Pages: 553
Date of Publication: 10 May, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
1) My phone keeps correcting Kagen to Karen.
2) The Witch-King is very scary.
3) “…Gods of the…” will be said and breathed many a time in this book.
4) Kagan drinks a whole lot.
My husband has some Jonathan Maberry books, a zombie series, if I’m not mistaken. Zombies are decidedly not my thing so I never read them and as a result this is the first of Mr. Maberry’s books that I’ve read. The description for this story was so interesting that I felt compelled to accept the invitation to read an advance copy of this and I'm glad that I did. The author’s writing style here is very visual and that’s really enjoyable. This adult fantasy is heavy on the violence,yet is very easy to read, even for me, who has to hide her eyes when throats are cut or people are stabbed on-screen.
I’m not much for comparisons so instead of making any I will simply say that this book was pretty wildly entertaining and if you like world building fantasy, then I suggest giving it a try. The world building really was awesome and the character development is terrific. There was a cliffhanger at the end and I want to read more of this series (hopefully soon).
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for an eARC of this title. Opinions shared are influenced by nothing other than my reading experience.