Total Hours to Read: Probably a few
--Average pages per minute: No clue.
Violence: Yes, three out of the four lays cover big battles.
Thoughts: I picked up several of these tiny, leather-bound books at Half Price Books a while ago. Since all the libraries are currently shut down, I realized I needed to start reading through the books that I own but have never read. Now granted, I only started reading this because I was avoiding the series I should have been reading, but it was still a great choice! I LOVE different forms of poetry, but in all my years have somehow never come across a lay before. I had a very sketchy idea of what a lay was, but when I started reading I was captivated immediately. It's basically just a very long poem that tells the story of a battle or momentous event in history. The first lay was so beautifully crafted and well-told I almost cried.
In the end: 5 out of 5 stars. Gorgeous. Maybe I should try to write a lay about the corona virus/quarantine?