After almost losing my copy of World After while moving house, I am finally getting around to reading it. Back to the world where angels have brought the apocalypse upon the inferior humans.
Plotwise, not much actually happened in The Fallen, but what did happen was quite momentous. Finally a possible explanation for the disease, which quite honestly seems more plausible than a few other apocalyptic books. Not quite as riveting as others in the series, but the action is finally starting to heat up.
I have completely lost track of the order of events in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, but oh well. The general gist and few memories and of course the Wiki helps me out in the tough times. I don’t normally read “extra” books but this one was lent to me by a friend, so why not.
Easing back into reading with high fantasy may not be the easiest of tasks, but Abercrombie makes it easy with Before They Are Hanged. I have to admit that I have a shaky knowledge of the politics of the world (compounded by the fact that, surprisingly, there is no map). There are three “lands” – the Union, Gurkhul and the North. The Northmen are invading the Union under the self proclaimed king Bethod, while the Gurkish Empire are also warring with the Union. Add to this mix the rising power of dark magical forces and then you’ve got a plot.