Blue and Gold by K. J. Parker May Be Less Funny Than The Devil You Know But Is No Less Fun!

Don’t you just love unreliable narrators? In Salonius’s case, though, I knew I wasn’t getting the whole story since I’ve already read the second book in this series! I could also expect to laugh at his seemingly immoral actions and their weird consequences. I was right on both counts.

This novella lets readers see Salonius before he had ever met the Devil. We find out about life as a student, the woman he loved and lost, and the friend who wasn’t his enemy…but just barely. Throughout the story, he does his best not to impart anything useful dangerous to us, such as blowing up bridges and turning base metal into gold, while he went ahead and did those things!

A short fun book featuring an odd protagonist. I’ll be picking up the next one too.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Judi Lynn says:

    I think it’s hard to write unreliable narrators. This one sounds fun!


    1. Midu Hadi says:

      It was a lot of fun. My love for morally grey characters continues 😁

      Liked by 1 person

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