Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publish date: 2015-03-03
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
My latest at B&N SciFi. Short version: a novel magical system based on our most obsessive impulses, with characters that are themselves unusual, not because they're stupendous badasses, but the opposite. Very fun book.
Freelance 'mancers are feared and reviled, beings of nightmares who's magic threatens tears in the fabric of the universe. Fortunately 'mancers are rare, but the magic infused crystals allowing anyone access to 'mancy as a street drug costs lives. Magic has two sides, flex and flux. Flex is the m...
There’s something about urban fantasy. While scifi looks to the future and high fantasy escapes to a different realm, urban fantasy finds enchantment in the everyday and transforms it into pure magic. And Flex takes it to a new level. In the world that Steinmetz creates, magic is born of single-mind...
Tedious sentence structure and a meandering plot made this a nightmare to get through. So I stopped trying.DNF
Excellent first novel! Actually just excellent novel period. And Ferrett is a super awesome person. But that's not why you just read this. You should read it because he's written a book about interesting, flawed people and an unusual magic system that's not quite like any other book I've read.