A Plague of Giants

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A Plague of Giants is the first book in a new epic fantasy series by Kevin Hearne. This book reminded me a lot of Michael J Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series. The world-building is rich, and the characters are all interesting. This is a fast-paced tale that thrusts you right into the action.

This is definitely a different kettle from Hearne’s Iron Druid series, which is lighter in tone and is full of humor. A Plague of Giants is much more serious. Don’t go into it expecting the same as Iron Druid. This book does jump back and forth in time, but I still found it easy to keep track of things. Most of the story is told as stories from the bard Fintan, as recorded by Dervan, a historian. I really liked Dervan. He kinda reminded me of the monk from Dragonheart. The magic was pretty nifty too. I love neat magic systems, and this story didn’t let me down. My favorite was the people able to speak with animals. Fintan’s gift of taking on personas fully when telling stories was also cool. Needless to say, I am quite looking forward to the next installment!

Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 640 pages
Publisher Del Rey
Publish Date 2017-10-17
ISBN 9781948281102
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Issue April 2019
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy


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