Image of The Liar's Key (The Red Queen's War)


Image of The Liar's Key (The Red Queen's War)

Lawrence picks up where his last Broken Empire saga ended. This second installment is once again brilliantly narrated by his unreliable, unsavory anti-hero. His perspective takes readers bit by devastating, necromantic, ill-omened bit through Lawrence’s incredibly detailed and vast world. The dialogue is a humorous, frightening lullaby that flawlessly depicts this dark, disturbing universe and its meticulously constructed characters, both friends and fiends.

Prince Jalan Kendeth of Red March and Norseman Snorri ver Snagason are still spellbound and forced together — and now they’re in possession of Loki’s Key, prophesied to open any door. While cowardly debaucher Jalan only wants to return to the comforts of home, Snorri is on a mission to retrieve his lost family from Hell. Thwarted constantly by Jal’s skirt-chasing and terrifying enemies who will attempt to stop them, they’ll need to be vigilant, as danger is at every turn — and while it may not always be human, it is always deadly. (ACE, Jun., 496 pp., $26.95)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Haupt