"Monsters lived in the shadows. To hunt them, you couldn’t be afraid to follow. And the only way to destroy them was to have the sharper teeth and the darker heart."
Lore is one of those few books where you don’t see the twists coming and a plot that is genuinely different! It’s also an incredibly violent book where these families have clung to some really insane outdated traditions to maintain power. The angle with Tidebringer was really interesting, but it was also weird to see how the families treated women.
I did have a problem with how I wasn’t really invested in any of the characters because besides Castor and Lore you don’t really explore any of the other relationships Lore has, we’re just told that these are deep and meaningful but not shown. I did see the romance and I wish the author had done something different with that.
However, the authors writing sucks you in and you kinda just start reading! Yes, there are quite a few names at the start, but I don’t feel like it’s too much information. The twist that we get at the end is one that you really aren’t prepared for because all the signs that could have been pointing towards this could have been that character just being who they are (and they are a bit of an ass).