Marco remains focused mostly on his believable, flawed characters, the choices they make, and how those choices bring about mostly unwanted consequences, while also bringing on quite a bit of raw action–a powerful combination.
Unfortunately, the novel begins to stumble as it focuses on the eponymous Devil’s Armor, and ends in a setup for the next novel in the series. Sigh. The Eyes of God felt like a complete novel at the end, albeit one that was wide-open for a sequel, but this feels more like half of one.
Nevertheless, The Devil’s Armor is highly compulsive and rich, and manages to deftly avoid most fantasy clichés, which in and of itself is an impressive feat.
If you enjoyed The Eyes of God, picking up The Devil’s Armor is a no-brainer.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.