Joe Abercrombie is the reason why I have started reading fantasy novels again. I stumbled into his Shattered Sea series and now find myself at the whimsy Father Yarvi and the embattled people of Gettland. It is a works populated with salted characters and in this one we are treated to Heroine’s journey. However, it is not so simple or straight forward. It yes full of espionage and intrigue. Even though it is lite on the bloodletting, it more than makes up for it when fighting breaks out and the moments in-between are more than worth it. Spoilers ahead!