As the Blood Moon rises high upon the mountain of the Usgar a demon hunts. But this is not the demon’s story. This is the story of a young woman, the daughter of a witch, born under the Blood Moon, how she finds herself alone in a tribe of vicious barbarians, and how she came to know the world.
From the bestselling author who created Drizzt Do’Urden comes a brand new series that is sure to capture the hearts of lifetime fans, and ignite the passions of a whole new generation of fantasy readers.
I was honestly a little bit afraid to start reading this book when I received my copy a few weeks ago. I haven’t really enjoyed Salvatore’s last couple books but this one sounded really interesting so I figured I would give it a shot, and boy am I glad that I did. Child of a Mad God by R.A. Salvatore was a surprisingly dark and bloody story full of action and some of the best characterization I think we’ve seen from him in years. I was seriously unable to stop reading it once I had started and ended up going to work on no sleep at all just to finish it.
When I first started looking into Child of a Mad God I thought it was a completely new series but it’s made abundantly clear in the prologue that this book is set on the fascinating world of Corona. I’ve always loved the DemonWars series and I think the books set on Corona are by far Salvatore’s best stories and this book was no different. One of the great things about this book though is that while it takes place on Corona, it does so in an area we haven’t visited yet and features peoples and magics we haven’t really seen before. It expands on the world and the lore in many new and interesting ways.
I would definitely say Child of a Mad God is one of R.A. Salvatore’s more well-written series with an interesting story and some fascinating characters. I thought Aoelyn in particular really stood out as a strong and believable character who shined so much brighter than the rest of the characters in the book that they almost looked dull in comparison. I think it’s really going to be interesting reading the next book in the series and seeing wehre her and Talmadge’s story ends up going. They were both great characters but together I think they made this book really stand out.
I’m happy I took a chance and read this book because it has renewed my love and faith of R.A. Salvatore as an author and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to anyone that I know. I’m already eagerly waiting for the next book in the series to release and will most likely buy this one as an audiobook in the near future just so I can listen to it.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.