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My Hugo reading continues. (Quick, cho, write! It's again almost bedtime!)

So, Spinning Silver: Novik stuck the landing. For me, I think that it helped that we have, in reality, three heroines, each very different from the others and yet each very much a significant part of the story. I won't say that it's the best book (or ending) I've ever experienced, but this is the first time that I had the feeling about a Novik book that yes, I think I will re-read this one. Recommended.

Now I'm reading Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett (author of the Divine Cities trilogy), and wow, this is good so far. A very different sort of fantasy, with an intriguing premise for magic that is currently evolving into magitek. The story starts in a very stereotypical fashion, with an arch-thief involved in a spectacular burglary caper, and then goes off the rails in the best way almost immediately. I look forward to seeing where Bennett takes this.

Date: 2019-02-28 03:31 am (UTC)
sovay: (I Claudius)
From: [personal profile] sovay
this is the first time that I had the feeling about a Novik book that yes, I think I will re-read this one.

Nice!

Date: 2019-02-28 05:19 pm (UTC)
isis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] isis
Yay, I loved Foundryside! The worldbuilding behind scriving is very cool.

Date: 2019-03-02 12:51 am (UTC)
sideways: [supernatural] deceased angel (►flying men will hit the ground)
From: [personal profile] sideways
Hah! I just started reading City of Stairs myself. I do like his worldbuilding thus far.

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