Iola Goulton recently posted a nice review of The King’s Sword on her blog ChristianReads.
I especially liked the fact that the story was character-driven, as this meant the author managed to tell the story without descending into violence and abuse (I haven’t read Game of Thrones, but found the TV series far too dark and violent for my tastes). I don’t need a thrust-by-thrust description of the sword fight – I want to know what happened and how it affects the characters, and The King’s Sword managed this well. …(re: being written in first person:) Personally, I found that he had an engaging and self-depreciating style that was highly engaging… The sequel to The King’s Sword, A Cold Wind, has just been released (and added to my wish list). Well worth reading for fans of historical fantasy.