Deliverance maintains the fast pace of the previous novels, but the writing, which continues to remain shallow, and the lack of any real character development took this one down a notch compared to the early novels in the series.
Of Blood and Honey is perhaps the most literary urban fantasy book I’ve read in recent memory. Don't let the "fey and the fallen" subtitle fool you, either. There's a lot of grit here and characters who may surprise you if you let them.
Sometimes a book just doesn’t work; this is one of those times. The Bard’s Blade may be the beginning of an exciting epic fantasy adventure for some, but I’m concluding my foray into this series with this first book.