I found the story well told and interesting. I found the character grew as the story developed. There was something close to real emotion in the book ..Show More »at times. Though the book has its flaws it worked for me and I will read (well listen) the next book ASAP.
However it is a little annoying how one character person can be so great, so brilliant. It is a common trait in fantasy for a character to be so excellent and essentially make decisions with such unerring accuracy that they can come up with the goods despite any set backs. A little less perfection may have made it a bit more realistic. I think he could put more into the secondary characters who some times seem a bit slim (though generally okay).
I had initial hesitations on getting this despite the reviews as it looked like a YA novel like the Hunger Games. After a couple of hours in I wasn't ..Show More »convinced; I'm not a fan of first person narration and I wasn't sold on the narrator as well. I am very glad I pushed through because the story ramps up considerably and the narrator really grew on me. I think the writing and the narration were excellent and the story deals with adult themes and does not pander to the listener. Definitely worth a listen, stick out the first five hours before making up your mind.
Pierce is an author at the very top of his game. His handle on story, dialogue and pacing rivals that of George RR Martin. Golden Son is flawless in e..Show More »very possible way. It really got to me... moved me... made me invest emotionally in Darrow and his quest. I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates quality writing and storytelling.