by: D.M. Wozniak
While unlikable characters aren’t a problem for me, the main character of this book is impossible. I couldn’t get into the story because I couldn’t get into his mind. He’s egotistical, privileged and the disdain he has for his wife, who we are constantly reminded is a whore, makes him impossible to sympathize with.
The worldbuilding is interesting and the magic system is creative but the writing left me rereading pieces over and over. It wasn’t clear.
The author’s choice to portray his women as flat stereotypes with very little character development made this book a slog to get through. Maybe the next book will be better but I’m not anticipating reading it.
I’m giving it 2 stars for the magic system.