Shadow and Bone review – fantasy epic not quite the next Game of Thrones

Shadow and Bone review – fantasy epic not quite the next Game of Thrones
The Netflix adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling novels is filled with mystery, dark deeds and flesh-shredding monsters but falls short of fantasy’s finest hour

The phenomenon that was Game of Thrones has only become stranger since it ended – after eight pile-driving, epically drawn, epically expensive, incest- and direwolves-filled seasons – two years ago. It was a cultural landmark, the hit of hits, the high fantasy show of high fantasy shows. And then it all just … went away. There have been efforts to follow it, but they have all seemed half-hearted at best. It’s as if George Rr Martin, Db Weiss and David Benioff stripped the larder bare to create their endlessly rich, meaty, winter-is-coming stew of battles, betrayals and bloodshed of more kinds than a single or entirely sane mind could invent. Those who would like to have crack at following up are still labouring to restock the empty shelves.
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