Child of Fire: A Twenty Palaces Novel
Publish date: January 1st 2009
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
, Dark Fantasy
Series: Twenty Palaces (#1)
2.5-2.75 for me. I just didn't engage with this book. It was okay and maybe that is partly due to the lackluster audiobook.
Making your way in the world today takes everything you got... Making my way through the UF canon takes everything I got... Jim Butcher and Laurell K. Hamilton have a lot to answer for, specifically, for achieving a level of commercial success that has spawned a host of imitators. Child of Fire ...
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:blood: 5boobs: 2bombs: 4bondage: 1blasphemy: 3Bechdel Test: FAILDeggan's Rule: FAILGay Bechdel Test: FAILA unique approach to the urban paranormal detective noir genre. Usually I don't put any effort into providing any synopsis in my reviews, but this story is different enough to ...
This book started off strong -- I wanted to find out more about the backstory, what the Twenty Palaces were, how Ray became entangled with them, what Annalise's story, why the kids were being burnt into worms of smoke -- but kind of sagged when they got to town and had repetitive encounters with the...
I like the idea of a male character who is a scrapper - used to doing bad things but still has the decency and sensitivity to feel ill after doing them. It really makes Ray feel more like a real person instead of a two dimensional being going through the motions.
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