• Cursed Armada April 5, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I’m so excited for this one! I love the synopsis and the cover is really elegant. I have The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart to read after Sanderson’s Mistborn Trilogy.

  • Joris M April 5, 2012 at 2:18 am

    It is a bit of a shame they lost the local flavour of “Hook and Cod”, but few people would recognize the reference, even locally. I am looking forward to reading it.

  • Aidan Moher April 5, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Out of curiousity, would you explain the history behind “Hook and Cod,” Joris?

  • Jesse April 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I have never read any of his books (although they do sound interesting) but his covers are always great. This one is wonderful as well.

  • Joris M April 6, 2012 at 4:53 am

    The Hook and Cod wars were a series of civil wars in the county of Holland in the 14th and 15th centuries. Wikipedia has a good summary. But there were similar conflicts in other areas within the low countries at the same time, so there was probably a (or multiple) secondary conflict being fought under the cover of the bigger dynastic war, as is normal for any civil war.
    Apparently the continuous conflict hurt the maintenance of the water defences, leading to the damages in the flood in which Bullington placed his story.