I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

The Blacksmith Queen

Cover of The Blacksmith Queen.

Nothing in this book worked for me. The sulky protagonist, the flat romance, the “quirky” family dynamic, the evil antagonist sister, the centaurs โ€ฆ nothing. The dialogue is terrible, yet drives most of the plot as if this was a screenplay. Also bad takes on alcoholism. Nope.

This book is part of the 2022 Backlog Incident.