Haylee kE the darkness most of all I loved all the violence I am now labeling Fletcher theing of grimdark He definitely The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) knows how to bring the grim to the dark Like my body wasn t prepared for the feels and grimness that this book delivered IT CRUSHED MY SOUL I RUTTING CRIED Seriously I never thought I d cry over characters I hated with a passion or even feel any remorse for them But I did Michael is an extremely talented author he made us hate the characters in book one in book two we felt empathy for them FEELING EMPATHY FOR VILLAINS IS SACRILEGIOUS ITS NOT RIGHT Thanks for sucker punching me in the jaw Sometimes you don t talk like theind of man who slams another man s head against the floor until his skull breaks Basically this book is about all the good shit normal authors don t explore madness death chaos violence Bedeckt has a list of crimes he won t commit however he has already broken those rules and caused damage then he ever thought he would The Geborene God seeks to remake the world He wants it perfect and clean However he is having trouble in a world full of the insane Bedeckt wants to put an end to the madness he has created But he is being followed by his two best friends who he abandoned Wichtig the greatest swordsman in the world Stelhan a Hijacking the Brain kleptomaniac this chick is crazy like beyond redemption she would cut your throat in your sleep for fun Who will reach the God first Or will Bedeckt die before he gets a chance to redeem himself What happens when the only sane person in the whole world is the craziest of them all The dead shall rise with them they will create a war that will tear the very fabric of existence Sanity wasn t real It was a myth a delusion In a mad world in a reality governed by faith and belief and delusion what was sanity It s madness Fletcher has once again surpassed all my expectations this book was incredible And I m not just saying that lightly people were telling me it s so much darker then Beyond Redemption of course I didn t believe them because let be honest that book was just a black void of darkness however it s true This book is so much darker then BR This novel just like its predesscor was a slow burn the first 25% could be considered boring however the concept is interesting enough toeep you engaged at around the 30% mark you won t be able to put the novel down as it gets really intense 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 keeps that pace until the last page AND THAT ENDING WAS THE BEST ENDING IVE EVER READ seriously it was fucking crazy But the main thing that drew me in was Fletcher s ability to make the vile characters so much deep and likeable Maybe even a tad loveable they have regrets they want redemption some of them even want to be better people so the character development is extremely well done and uite frankly some of the best I ve read in a long time But they are all still insane villains and as the saying goes It s a shite world Shite things happen Fletcher has a way with words his writing is flawless and it s actually full of words of wisdom I saved so many uotes from this gem because I just adored nearly every sentence If I were to compare his prose to another author i would say it s very similar to Abercrombie s writing style however for me I think Fletcher is just that little bit better like a tiny smidgen and that s just because of his creativity he has created a terrible spit and phlegm filled world with terrible characters where everyone is ugly so for me this is one of the most uniue and imaginative stories I ve read in a long time and contains one of the most different plot lines I ve had the pleasure to read Another thing Fletcher does well is he has you on the edge of your seat while your reading It s a very unpredictable read anything could happen at anytime and he definitely doesn t give a shit aboutilling his main characters so expect the unexpected I also love the fact the story is
told in multi person POV there s a lot of story in multi person POV there s a lot of story going on but they are all wrapped up neatly with a big blood vomit phlegm stained bow at the end It s definitely another one of those thought provoking novels that has you uestioning your own sanity and wondering if the person in the mirror is actually a part of your delusions and secretly wants to choke the life from your body for fun remember if the person in the mirror starts talking to you The mirror ever lies so you can t trust them The Mirrors Truth also brings some refreshing themes to the typically tropes your used to in fantasy novels with some mind blowing differentness included in the mix so if your sick of boring books you should definitely check out Fletcher s work My prior complaints I had with book one were definitely sorted out the word shite is used less and the German names are becoming easier to handle plus don t forget to use this saviour as a reference if you decide to pick up his work it s an absolute must Beyond Redemption Wiki I love that moment when you see it in their eyes the dawning understanding that you have absolutely and utterly rutted their lives It is the most delicious meal you will ever taste And the complete the betrayal the better the flavour I feel like everyone on earth whines for diversity in books this authors work is so diverse it s ridiculous It features every type of crazy every skin colour it also explores lesbian relationships But in saying that if your someone who likes those things but are overly sensitive to violence and triggers eg rape murder torture Don t touch these books seriously They are incredibly twisted gritty disturbing If I see someone read and trash these books I may have to stab them with a blunt object I m not even joking I will feel personally wounded by your hate I love these books like a child Who could love this No one No one could love such a vile person Our scars are reminders of the mistakes we ve made Sometimes the most unpredictable people were the most predictable all fanart by uint VonCanonAnother Warning just in case you didn t read the last one you should not read these novels if your overly sensitive they contain child abuse rape disturbing themes animal abuse and uite possibly the most cringiest torture scenes ever seriously one had me cowering in the corner and I honestly felt truly ill while reading it Also there s some weird rutting shite going on Erdbeh ter watched as he eyed a scab licking his lips She watched hunger and disgust do war Hunger won He ate the scab so if your a Sueamish petal stay away Poets and story tellers always went on about how terrible that first ill was how it haunted people Bedeckt laughed every time he heard that Such utter shite Murder was nothing Recommended to all fans of grimdark and anyone with a harden heart whose looking for something different Fletchers stories are a hidden gem that should be on every hardcore fantasy fans favourite listPs Just realised I wrote a novel on a novelPss Michael sorry to be an annoying pig rutter but can you seriously hurry up and write book three Please thank youReview for series so far Beyond Redemption 55The Mirrors Truth 55Total rating so far 10010Review for Beyond Redemption You can find this review and my other reviews at Booksprens EDIT The Mirror s Truth just won a Stabby from rFantasy for Best IndependentSelf published novel of 2016WoooooooooThe awesome Django Wexler author of The Shadow Campaigns series just blurbed The Mirror s Truth As I m a huge fan of his writing I can t tell you how much this freaks me outMichael Fletcher s MANIFEST DELUSIONS is the grimdarkest of grimdark a filthy rotting fascinating world full of intriguing psychotics It s the sort of wonderful horror you can t look away from and there s nothing else in the genre uite like it Django WexlerAnthony Ryan author of the amazing Raven s Shadow and Draconis Memoria series just reviewed The Mirror s TruthWooUPDATEThe ebook is now available for pre order Print books will be available on the official release date December 15thWooo 45 of 5 stars at
The BiblioSanctum Mirror s Truth is a seuel that builds upon BiblioSanctum Mirror s Truth is a seuel that builds upon that made the first book so great and all consuming featuring storylines and characters that are grittier twistier and even insane In other words it s even fucked up than Beyond Redemptionand I loved it War isn t insanity it s the base state for all reality Plants war for sunlight Animals war for food and water Wolves battle to decide who leads the pack All life is strugglePeace now that is insanity You didn t actually think it was over for our protagonists did you In the world of Manifest Delusions death is only the beginning Bedeckt Stehlen and Wichtig are back following the complete and utter bloodbath that was the end of the first book Only now they ve emerged even brutal bloodthirsty and psychotic than ever beforeIt all started when the old and wretched Bedeckt filled with the sudden horror of his actions decided that he could not go through with the plans he had made Now he must undo the damage caused by his weakness and do whatever it takes to stop Morgan the mad child who has become a god And if it takes abandoning his companions to the eternal greyness of the Afterdeath then so be itNot surprisingly Stehlen and Wichtig react none too indly to that idea Livid at being left behind the murderous Kleptic and the self styled Best Swordsman in the World decide to make clandestine deals of their own returning to the world of the living in order track down Bedeckt and make him pay slowly and painfullyWith friends like these who needs enemies At the same time though it would be a mistake to dismiss these characters so casually They may be insane but they are deep Beyond Redemption would not have been such a wildly successful book in my eyes if our protagonists had merely been the vile monstrous degenerates they appeared to be on the surface Instead Michael R Fletcher drew me in with the
"complexity of their "of their and relationships and I was glad he continued to build upon these in the seuel While Bedeckt Stehlen and Wichtig spend much of this book apart we are still treated to the fascinating inner workings of their deep dark scary mindsIn fact with the chapters basically alternating between their POVs each of the three are essentially given their own storyline thus giving way to a lot character development on an individual level The Bedeckt we used to Karen vs Alien know has become transformed no longer just an old jaded thief looking to end his financial troubles once and for all with the score of a lifetime Now he is a man wracked with guilt and grief struggling toeep what morals and sanity he has left We also get to see a softer side of Stehlen and if you ve read the first book you ll understand why I just burst into incredulous giggles while typing that but believe it or not it is true the psycho Gendered Citizenships kleptomaniac woman actually has feelings that go beyond wanting to slit your throat and steal your shit And finally there s Wichtig perhaps the most complicated of them all Of the three protagonists he s the only one whose past is explored in depth and I also find the story surrounding his delusion of being the world s best swordsman to be extremely compellingAnd of course I am once again floored by the originality and excellence in the world building People always complain about the same tired old tropes in fantasy and the lack of fresh ideas when it comes to magic systems and powers To them I say Take some Manifest Delusions and call me in the morning Fletcher has done an incredible job creating this world where magic is madness and those who are the most powerful are also the most unhinged It s a premise ripe for allinds of ruckus and mayhem and this seuel pushes the envelope even furtherPlot wise The Mirror s Truth is simpler in some ways but it is. List of crimes he was unwilling to commit It was such a short list How could straying from it have gone so wrongNow Bedeckt must undo the damage caused by wandering from his precious list The Geborene god seeks to remake the world with his obsessive need for cleanliness and perfection but Bedeckt is going to bring him down Nothin. .
Originally reviewed at BookwraithsIt is damn difficult to top perfection And in my opinion Beyond Redemptionwas just about as near perfect a grimdark as anyone can write one of the most demented darkest and diabolical grims ever penned But somehow Michael Fletcher did just that with The Mirror s Truth The mad man in the glasses and black cowl delivering a stunning seuel one that sets a new standard for what a grimdark has to deliver in order to be considered greatIt all starts where Beyond Redemption ended with Bedeckt and his two friends Wichtig and Stehlen dead in the Afterlife Of course our tragic trio has grown bored of the hereafter Hell there is only so many things one can do while there So these guys escape back into the land of the livingWhile the Sanest Man Alive the Greatest Swordsman in the World and the Keptic Killer have been living it up in death back in the real world things have changed Their former captive Morgen has taken up the reins of godhood busily remaking the Geborene people into a near perfect race Every thought of the young god focused on perfecting the dirty brutish habits of his worshipers refining them and make them into immaculate clean pinnacles of his vision of mankind Only problem is that Morgen is a damn lunatic like everyone else in the worldWell Bedeckt is going to put a stop to Morgen s madness The crazed god is his fault in his mind at least so he is going to fix the mess he created Doesn t matter that those two friends he tried to abandoned back in the Afterlife have found a way into the real world and are bent on hunting him down and Alien Disclosure at Area 51 killing him He won t be stopped by the other even psychotic assassins Morgen has sent after him Nor will his own slow descent into the madness and sanity he has always risen above deter him Bedeckt will not fail because he is the Sanest Man Alive which might mean he is also the most damn crazed shite in a world full of lunatics and sociopathsFrom start to finish this is one of the smoothest most disturbing and most compelling grimdarks I have ever read From the near perfect pacing of the narrative to the engrossing storytelling Michael Fletcher crafts a masterpiece and makes it look easy Whether it is internal contemplation savage torture or scheming machinations Michael Fletcher nails it sells it and makes a reader buy it whole heartedly Demented and crazed characters actually develop before your eyes becoming understandable even in their deep dark madness The fresh inventive and intricately detailed world building brings to life a reality where madness and delusion creates the world around the characters helping to mold them into different beings The violence is visceral always present and horribly described when it finally finds it victims And the ending it is just pure Michael Fletcher madness people Great stuff Can t put it any simply than thatThe only negative I will mention So I can appear to be fair and hide my absolute fanboy feelings for this bookseries is that the plot in The Mirror s Truth is narrow less epic in feel than Beyond Redemption Everything in this tale revolving around our protagonist Bedeckt even though the other characters have their own stories going on simultaneously While this didn t bother me in the least I could see many readers feeling bothered by the focused plot lineIf you love grimdark and have not tried Michael Fletcher s series I have to go ahead and ask you to please turn over your grimdark fan club membership card because you do not deserve toeep it I mean this series is a hidden gem of creativity dementia and pure violence which grabs you by the throat and will not let go It is 100% proof distilled madness delivered up by the Master of Grimdark Madness Michael Fletcher And you my patient reader need to go buy Beyond Redemption and read it already because the bandwagon is leaving the station and everyone on board gets first choice at the barI received an advanced reading copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review I d like to thank him for allowing me to receive this review copy and inform everyone that the review you have read is my opinion alone Welcome back to the sick and twisted world full of insane people debauchery violence and delusions We have our favorite trio back from the Afterdeath a nice place to take a vacation if you like the color gray tasteless food and monotony No Doesn t sound like much fun Well you re lucky then because Morgen the boy god has Ascended and can bring you back to the real world It s not much fun but at least there is real booze and the food tastesmarginally betterMorgen finds our trio separately and makes separate deals with them Our hero Bedeckt huge guy with battle axe who refuses to acknowledge his insanity and may be a bit of a berserker just wants to make things rightStehlen the psychotic Kleptic just wants revenge on Bedeckt because she loves him and he rejected
Her She Also Might Be In LoveShe also might be in love Wichtig although she has no idea why She also gets to Singing the Law keep her lover the great swordswoman Lebendig Nobody is allowed to take ANYTHING from her Wichtig the Greatest Swordsman in the World is just thrilled because he ll get to have sex again drink good ale and resume his uest to best all swordsmen everywhere For all time Because he is the best And cutest And the best Of all time And really attractive and charming and the wenches be all up in his shizz I love Wichtig lolSo there is tons of brutal violenceWe see a LOT of the insides of people There is also lots of betrayalBecause that s the way this world rollsOur trio spends most of the book trying to find each other to pay each other back for all the wrongs and imagined wrongs The boy god Morgen is trying to expand hisingdom but finds out it s a messy dirty business and he can t stand messes He might be a bit OCD about cleanlinessThere is also a crazy dragon a chick who is so deluded she has convinced herself she speaks to the earth and can move dirt and rocks and some other crazy guy who is convinced everyone has a demon inside of them he has to exorcise I LOVE this series so much I can t put my finger on what it is In a way it s meandering and we spend a LOT of time in the various characters minds and that can be a crazy place to be but the writing is so darn good and the humor is so dark and twisted it just warms my shriveled up heart I think my favorite character is Wichtig Somehow he is just likeable even though he s such a POS One of my favorite scenes is where he tries to train his new apprentice The facts don t matter Facts are a hindrance Unless they support whatever it is you re saying in which case they are the most important thing in the world and anyone who says otherwise is an idiot Your opponent doesn t matter The crowd matters Convince the crowd Never fight without a crowd if you can avoid it If there s no crowd then you have to convince your opponent If that fails you might have to actually rely on skill with a sword That should always be a last resort Now talk to the crowd Look at the pretty girls or boys or whatever your preference is Ignore your opponent Nothing pisses Swordsmen off than being ignored You don t care what they think about you you care what they think about the fight What they think about your opponent Wichtig closed his eyes I m tired Keep practicing in your mind Imagine the crowd Imagine what you ll say and what your opponent will say Wake me if the dragon comes to eat usMan he gets put through the wringer in this one It s horrible but yet I couldn t stop reading Poor Wichtig LOL Don t expect these characters to have nice and tidy HEAs lolThis is an anti happy ever after world and dark fantasy at its best Hands down I will read anything by this author I can t wait to find out what happens next Original postI love this sick twisted world heheMy review for book one Beyond Redemption Full review now up This was a BR with the lovely lady Sarah aka Luna Sanity and sense were delusions and dangerous delusions at that The Mirror s Truth was a great seuel that for me was even better than the first book I enjoyed Manifest Delusions because it was different than anything I had read before and it really took a different turn into the grim dark fantasy genre This second
installment while holding onto those same traits put a different spin on the tale These characters that we seewhile holding onto those same traits put a different spin on the tale These characters that we see the first book as vile and cruel sociopaths are put under a different light We get to see how vulnerable they are While tough and self assure when they were together Apart we get to see a side of their personalities we haven t seen before They are still cold blooded Alchemic killers that are delusional as hell but their weaknesses and how they struggled with those weaknesses were really brought to the surface for the reader to see If reality is delusion everything is an illusion We are not what we think we are The story has aind of mixed time line to begin with While it has only been a couple of weeks for Bedeckt Stehlen and Wichtig in the after death since the end of Manifest Delusions Time has passed by a lot faster in the real world The Geborene Damonen god Morgen is planning to wage war against the We Sell Drugs kingdom of Gottlos to try and extend his power Bedeckt feels guilty for how they damaged the boy before his ascension and decides he wants to make it right His decision sets off a chain of events that leads to a journey of blood betrayal and a search for absolution People use any excuse for laziness Including death I really enjoy Michael Fletcher s writing style He has a real talent for shaping a scene and showing the reader what makes his characters tick While Manifest Delusions got us familiar with the world of the Geisteskranken and its delusional characters The Mirror s Truth took us inside the minds of those characters and showed us this world through their eyes There were some scenes that would have made the writers of The Twilight Zone show proud It was an intense read at times and definitely made for an emotional ending Making a reader feel empathy for characters such as these has to be a hard thing for an author to accomplish but Mr Fletcher has done an amazing job So if you re looking for a read that is different and isn t beholden to the usually grim dark fantasy genre Then look no further I recommend for all fantasy readers to give this series a try Warning This book could make you start challenging people do duels and telling everyone I m the greatest swordsman in the world Or maybe that s just me5 stars 55 Self loathing is the natural state for humanity Wenow there is something wrong with us We are at war with ourselves and it s a war we are doomed to lose Buddy read with my fellow delusionalist JodyThis book needs to be accompanied by some crazy epic death metal head banging I used to be a metal head but in my old age I find it pretty hectic however if you read this novel whilst listening to death metal the real growly shit I guarantee your experience will be enhanced Mine was anyway Actual footage of me rocking out lol jokes If I did this I swear I d pull the muscles in my neck have to wear a neck brace I m too old for this shiteAnyway sorry about the rambling my mind is in out of space lately so expect a ton of word vomit fangirling come to think of it I think I m Fletcher s first suealing mess of a fan I crumble like a teenage girl at a one direction concert over his shiteSeriously folks what a goddam rutting mess Once again I am left wondering why I m so goddamn morbid How can I love something so gritty warped twisted Actually I lied I don t love this novel I actually adore it If I could cuddle the novel for being so incredibly fucked up I would but I won t because that would be awkward I love the grit I lov. Where belief defines reality delusions are both strength and curse The deeper you sink into madness the powerful you become But that power comes with a price Your darkest nightmares hunt you at night The face in the mirror hates you and wants to be free Your fears manifest and plot your destruction Bedeckt defined himself by the. ,
Also stranger bloodier and violent The conclusion however was the best part With that ending Michael R Fletcher might have just single handedly redefined the word insane SeriouslyI think it s safe to say those who enjoyed Beyond Redemption will also love this seuel and after all this waiting and uncertainty I m glad that The Mirror s Truth has finally found its way into readers hands Manifest Delusions is not so much a hidden gem but rather an absolute treasure trove of a series to fans of grimdark By the end of this one you will be begging for This is why I love grimdark fantasy The Mirror s Truth is grimdark fantasy at its best and it deserves only the highest of praise from meThis is one of those books that will be engraved in my hall of remembrance If you re afraid of trying grimdark fantasies remember a road less traveled can make all the difference Who Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ knows Maybe this could be one of your best reads tooSomewhere in the middle of my read through Beyond Redemption Inew I had to drop any planned reading in my schedule and continue to the seuel immediately I m glad I did because this was one of the best reading experiences I ve ever had in the genre When I stumble upon a fantastic book I always try to savor and stretch my reading time as long as possible If I fail to do this it means that the book is so good that it ended up overpowering my will I ended up finishing The Mirror s Truth in less than two days so go figureFletcher has improved upon all the groundwork he established previously in Beyond Redemption The plot is a direct continuation of what happened at the end of the previous book Bedeckt who defines himself by his list of crimes that he s committed to avoiding strayed once from that commitment The Mirror s Truth revolves around the aftermath of that decision and the chaos it spawned While the scope of the plot isn t as epic as before it s eually amazing maybe even so in a different way because this time the plot is character driven Even with the changes in the narrative direction the book is still filled with a myriad of madness manipulations violence and intriguing philosophies It s also brutal engaging and surprisingly poignant than before Combined with a well balanced pacing and the growing tension that accumulated with each page turned the story eventually reached an intricate unforgettable emotional tornado of clashing delusions that left me completely breathless The conclusion of this book is one of the best conclusions to a book I ve ever read the sheer brilliance of it is simply indisputableOne of the biggest challenges in grimdark fantasies is to create lovable characters despite their morally gray code especially in cases like this series where characters tend to be evil and sociopathic I believe that no one in this world is completely good not me not you not anyone We have all done some bad things and made mistakes we wish we could take back The same goes for evil characters I believe that deep inside them there could be still a sliver of goodness I m not trying to be pessimistic That s humanity and it s realistic In a way that s the point of grimdark fantasy and why I love the genre Fletcher nailed this situation with the accuracy of a sniper As the book shifted its narration to a character driven style we get to explore of these deranged characters thoughts and sense of longing especially for the main trioThe stupendous characters development is one of the aspects that truly made this book superior from its predecessorThe world building also significantly improved If Fletcher had stuck with what he made in Beyond Redemption honestly I would ve been okay with it However he instead made it even better with Geisteskranken The Delusional appearances I mean c mon there s even a DRAGON Look at the book cover a dragon and exploration of Afterdeath The exposition of Afterdeath and how it influenced and affected the real world is truly amazing it s like we have two worlds to explore rather than one Don t even get me started on the Mirror elements which I could gush about but I strongly believe it s something that you have to truly experience for yourselfFrom my past experiences in the genre a lot of grimdark authors tended to have prose that s flowery than flowers themselves I personally dislike that Sometimes the words aren t even necessary other than to make the sentences sound cooler It ruins the flow of the book for me when I have to think what the hell is the author is trying to say or looked at the dictionary repeatedly Doesn t mean it s a bad thing at all I just feel that there should be a line on this because anything that s too much isn t good Fletcher s prose isn t like that all No words are wasted everything is crucial and yet it s addictive immersive and easy to access That said considering that The Mirror s Truth is indie I did find some
Typos Throughout My Read Typos Never Bother My Reading Experiencethroughout my read Typos never bother my reading experience it s out of control and that s why it won t affect my overall assessment I m just letting you now that there are some here I also love how each chapter almost always starts with a philosophical passage that s essential to the atmosphere and background of the mad world This one in particular is my favorite We are each living a story What many of us are too afraid to admit is that we are the authors of our story You are living the life you chose for yourself You are living the result of each and every one of your choices If you are letting others make decisions for you you are allowing them to write your story Do they have your best interests at heart If you are unhappy whose fault is that Don t like your life go write yourself a better one Finally I want to address the aesthetic factors and production value Unlike Beyond Redemption The Mirror s Truth is self published there s a reason for this but it s too long for me to explain here You can read about it in the acknowledgment section or even just ask the author about it Don t let this fact discourage you though Beyond Redemption has a cool cover it was drawn by one of my favorite artists Richard Anderson but it honestly didn t capture the madness of the world The Mirror s Truth book cover was done by a different artist and let me just says that it s pure badassery and it fully captured what Fletcher envisioned in the world he createdPicture The Mirror s Truth Book Cover in all its glory by John Anthony Di Giovanni Click here for H version we also have the matter of materials Self published trade paperbacks somehow seem to have better materials than what big publishing companies use The Books of Babel from Josiah Bancroft which I possess along with this book justify my reasoning The papers used are smooth and thin The ink glistens as if it was just printed which made my reading experience even better They also look wet under the light if you re looking at it from the right angle If all books published by big publishing company were the same superb uality I can guarantee you I wouldn t be reading from e books everTo do a tiny bit of comparison in overall uality this series just judging from the two available books are in my opinion better than all books written by Mark Lawrence Brian Staveley and I ve read all of them before saying this The fact that The Mirror s Truth is self published makes this even crazier and is why I will do everything I can to make sure everyone notices and reads this book You can thank me or send me hate mail later but please give it a try firstHonestly speaking grimdark fantasy is one of my favorite genres especially in manga However I ve been disappointed a lot with grimdark novels There are some great ones for sure but none ever made it into my favorites of all time shelves so far except for Abercrombie s books If you called The Mirror s Truth a masterpiece you wouldn t do it justice Bedeckt made a terrible mistake By abducting Morgen he destroyed Konig s life work What was pure and determined and worthy is now cunning and corrupt and full of self doubt The mad boy god is now ascended and loose and he wants to enslave humanity with his delusional dream of a perfect world Bedeckt is the only one who can stop him and in order to do so he has to betray his only friends But can you really escape the desire for revenge of the most powerful Kleptic and The Greatest Swordsman in the World We are each living a story What many of us are too afraid to admit is that we are the authors of our story You are living the life you chose for yourself You are living the result of each and every one of your choices If you are letting others make decisions for you you are allowing them to write your story Do they have your best interests at heart If you are unhappy whose fault is that Don t like your life go write yourself a better one One of the greatest challenges an author will ever face is to create a setting as powerful as his characters Fletcher makes it look easy not only does he deliver but he also excels on every front The enchanting and delightful prose the thrilling yet smooth pace and the exotic and compelling storytelling come together to wave a tale of shocking but wanted violence
that would put every other grim tale to shameFletcher s fantasy debut had but one problem the dull and tiresome POVwould put every other grim tale to shameFletcher s fantasy debut had but one problem the dull and tiresome POV an unwanted character This problem is not present in the seuel and there are virtually no others The characters are fascinating and well developed the already established world is further expanded and explored and the magic system is beautifully structured and enthralling All in all The Mirror s Truth is one of the greatest fantasy books I ve ever read and I urge you to drop anything else you are currently reading and pick this one up insteadYou can find of my reviews over at There are no monsters that did not spring from the minds of men A dirty BR with my fave Geisteskranken Mirrorist and an awesome ueenof the Cheese Stew Mili Oh my god what a book we ve read It was as dirty twisted insane as the first book even After liking book one I just fell in love with book two it is funny creepy emotional and full of delusions than ever Absolutely amazing 5 million worth readWORLD AND PACEOhhhh Mr Fletcher doesn t fear to get dirty and once again the grimdark world in this series is well written with precision All the scenes feel alive entwined with emotional detailed narrative and splattered with all the crazy ugly stuff a living being can produce The story follows several POVs giving us a chance to see the same scene from various angles I loved the pace there s no time to get bored while I rolled with the characters in the mud when watching the battles or followed them in their journey to finding themselves or losing themselves in the corrupt world with no possible HEA Writing is engaging and just so you now guys this book is perfect MAIN CHARACTERS I loved the trio in book one and was happy to find and follow them in book two uite the same but also changing becoming softer emotional sharing and revealing the talents they thought were lost Stehlen Bedeckt and Wichtig won my heart again Also I couldn t stop laughing as they got so much fun like for example view spoilerwhen Stelhen left Wichtig bare assed and with a dull horse all the clothes dumped in the midden pit hide spoiler Michael R Fletcher s The Mirror s Truth is a dark delight Our trio of appalling but still somehow compelling protagonists possibly sane aged warrior Bedeckt leptomaniac murder addict Stehlen and manically self interested greatest swordsman in the world Wichtig return from the Afterdeath to find a world brought to the brink of all out war by the mad boy god Morgan The pitch black humour magically enhanced insanity and brutality that distinguished Beyond Redemption as a remar. G can stop him Not even deathThe two friends he abandoned in the Afterdeath chase after Bedeckt bent on revenge Psychotic assassins hunt him Something cold and evil follows lurking in the clouds above shredding reality with its delusions Madness and sanity war stretching and tearing the very fabric of existence The dead shall ris. .