The Core - A review.
The Core by Peter V. Brett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A fitting conclusion (Or is it) to the Demon cycle series. It is amazing how time flies when you are reading a good series. Close to 10 years ago when I read the Painted Man.
In those years, we have come a long way Arlen may or may not still be the deliverer, but he is still here killing the core out of err… corelings. Favourite characters are back (Abban) as well as un-favourable ones (Hasik). Big decisions are made as well as stupid ones, obviously.
Don’t worry you will be hanging on to most pages, screaming at the humans for their vanity and rubbish politics, warning them of the Sharak Ka and the Waning… a take on our current society, me thinks.
Whatever happens though is Inevera and taking a line from Tender Jona of Cutter’s Hollow;
“I don’t pretend to see the path, but I know it’s there all the same. One day, we’ll look back and wonder how we ever missed it.”
Great book and don’t forget to breathe
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Dan Agbeje was born in Brisbane and followed his parents to Nigeria, where he spent most of his younger days. His first book, My Angel the Devil was published in 2017.