Review copy provided by the publisher—Gollancz—in exchange for an honest review.
We Are The Dead by Mike Shackle
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Series: The Last War (Book #1 of 3)
Genre: Fantasy, Grimdark Fantasy
Pages: 496 pages
Published: 8th August 2019 by Gollancz
So much bloodshed and actions, Shackle’s debut is fast-paced, grim, and unputdownable.
I’m very eager to recommend this debut to readers of The First Law World series by Joe Abercrombie and War for the Rose Throne series by Peter McLean. We Are the Dead is the first book in The Last War series by Mike Shackle, and it leans towards the grimdark sub-genre rather than heroic fantasy. “No More Heroes” is put at the top of the cover art, after all. I honestly thought I was super late in joining the party for this great book because it has been six months since this debut was first published, but I must say that I’m surprised that not many readers have read this yet. I hope more readers will give this book a go. …