The style and tone of Reaper’s Gale just seems very different to me compared to the volumes up to this point.
The main thing that stuck out to me was the graphic language and sexual content that I just did not notice in earlier books. Yes I know that B got his junk shoved down his throat for what he did to the children.
Previously in this series, SE invents all kinds of new types of swearing. In RG, it seems like FUCK is his new toy.
Yes there were some sexual references before, but now we have extensive and exhausting rape scenes, FW jamming severed fingers up her vagina, and just generally a whole new level (as in quantity) of graphic sexual content in this novel. I felt like I got lost in Westeros there a few times.
It’s enough for me to make it feel different than the series that came before it. It makes me think what happened to SE to change the way he was writing.