The Court of Broken Knives is the first book in the Empires of Dust trilogy. Dragons, magic and hostile environments set the tone in this tale. This is a gritty tale full of harsh characters trying to cope with the brutal lives they’ve been dealt.
Smith Spark has a unique clipped style of written. It speeds up the pace and adds especially well to action scenes. This is a very effective technique for this bleak, high-action story.
I look forward to book two: The Tower of Living and Dying.