Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lex Trent versus the Gods by Alex Bell

Cover art: 4/7 
Title: 5/7 
Story: 4.5/7 
Characters: 5/7 
Overall: 4.5/7

Cheats never prosper. At least that’s what everyone else would have you believe. But Lex Trent knows better. Lex knows that, with a bit of luck, the quickest route to success is to lie, swindle and cheat all the way to the top. Unfortunately Lex has taken his scams a step too far… Rather than see his neck in a noose, he’s forced to go on the run in a world of irritable Gods, fearsome magicians and strange beasts. But luck is still on his side, just.
The Gods’ favourite pastime is The Games… and Lex has just become one of the human playing pieces. With fame, glory and untold wealth at stake, Lex isn’t going to lose (especially as that so often involves dying) – in fact, he fully intends to beat the Gods at their own game.

This again was a bit of a slow starter, but got interesting way earlier than most other slow starting books. Lex is such a smart arse but you can't help but love him! Its all a part of his charm and there is reason behind it which is kinda sad. Mr Schmidt seems a bit of a pompous arse at first but he better and he too becomes an important and almost lovable character. Lady Luck, like Mr Schmidt, starts off being VERY dislikable, but comes through in the end and starts actually being polite and bearable! I cant go any more into characters without giving anything away but the story got REALLY interesting and really awesome. I wanted and expected more out of this book which was a big mistake as i should not go into books with a high expectation cause generally when I do they disappoint me (Like Tithe by holly Black) but this one wasnt too disappointing and I'm really glad i read it = ]

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