A well written story, set in a very creatively imagined, complex world, a good plot and a very memorable character. Shukis differences and difficulties are handled sensitively, every character in the book is written with care. The descriptions of the foreign countries' landscape are beautiful and the description of and explanation for its customs are intruiging and realistic.
I also bought the sequel "The King's Favourite" and loved it as well as this book. The writing and editing appeared to have been improved even more than in this first book.
Would recommend this story to anyone who is interested in good writing, good character development, foreign countries and the careful and creative handling of sensitive subjects.
One of my most favourite stories that leaves a lasting impression. Absolutely worth the purchase.
This novel is a captivating piece of art. I like everything about it.
The way the author reveals bit by bit of the world, the attention to details that enhance the story, the multifaceted characters, the dialogues between those characters, the professional writing-style, the well thought out plot, and how all all of those combined create a lot of emotions and encourage the reader to more thoughts about the themes the story contains.
"Broken Slate" is worth every cent I spent, and more.