One Word Kill was actually a reread for me. I first read it back in 2019 with the intention of reading both One Word Kill and the sequel Limited Wish then reviewing both but after falling into a reading slump I never got around to reading book 2 or reviewing either of them. Finally here it is!
One Word Kill is the perfect combination of sci-fi, unpredictable & humour. I love books involving time travel so this is already a win for me. It was also amazingly written and I love the idea of trying to keep everything the same rather than trying to change time to fix someones mistake. We all know that never goes well. So this take on time travel is refreshing.
This one is full of twists and turns. While obviously it was a reread, it has been a while, so there were still many things that shocked me. It definitely kept me on my toes & left me wanting more. So I’m glad book 2 & 3 are now out so I can binge them all!
I also love that while there were plenty of references to science, mathematics & dungeons and dragons, that I personally have no prior knowledge of, I was never left confused. Everything was explained in a way that it was enough to understand but never info dumping. Which is especially important in such a short read.
All the characters were extremely fleshed out which can be difficult in such a short book. I also really enjoyed the humour and banter between the characters. Also simply the friendship between them. I love a good friend group and this one delivered.
Just quickly thought I would also mention that I really enjoyed the audiobook. Originally I read the book on eBook but this time I decided seen as all 3 books are available on Scribd I’d pick up the audiobook. The narration by Matthew Frow is really well done and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for other books he narrates.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. It was quick, fun and engaging. Everything you want in a sci-fi with a hint of mystery! I’m very keen to start listening to Limited Wish and finish off this series. If there are any other Mark Lawerence books I should check out, let me know!
Huge thank you to NetGalley & 47North for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review!