So, I got the Thran by J. Robert King. And, I really like it! The setting is interesting, the characters feel natural even though it is a fantasy novel. The thing I like most though is that no one is actually truly good, but not all around evil (even Yawgmoth to some extent has a bit of good in him, though that quickly flies out the door once he gains a position of power and we all see that he’s more megalomanical and psychopathic then when we first meet him). Each character has his or her reasons for doing what they choose. Whether it is to assist others, equal rights, advancement of their own people. And the disease, or plague that has been spreading is cause of their own mistakes. Their human, and humans make idiotic mistakes sometimes.
Even if those mistakes meaning taking in a obviously extremely mentally ill eugenicist and letting get away with what ever he asks to cure a disease that could have been prevented with more studies… (Yawgmoth even states the empire should have done more to make sure their power source was as stable as it seemed!)
It also satisfies my curiosity of lore, and where different stories and characters stem from, and this book gives it in droves!
The action is also very well played and I enjoy reading those parts also that keep the excitement up.
I’m already on chapter 15, and I will be reading more!