Game of Cages
A SECRET HIGH-STAKES AUCTION As a wealthy few gather to bid on a predator capable of destroying all life on earth, the sorcerers of the Twenty Palace Society mobilize to stop them. Caught up in the scramble is Ray Lilly, the lowest of the low in the society—an ex–car thief and the expendable... show more
A SECRET HIGH-STAKES AUCTION As a wealthy few gather to bid on a predator capable of destroying all life on earth, the sorcerers of the Twenty Palace Society mobilize to stop them. Caught up in the scramble is Ray Lilly, the lowest of the low in the society—an ex–car thief and the expendable assistant of a powerful sorcerer. Ray possesses exactly one spell to his name, along with a strong left hook. But when he arrives in the small town in the North Cascades where the bidding is to take place, the predator has escaped and the society’s most powerful enemies are desperate to recapture it. All Ray has to do is survive until help arrives. But it may already be too late.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 31st 2010
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Twenty Palaces (#2)
Recommended for: masochists. Fans of Child of Fire The next in my streak of reading books I’d rather not be reading. Remember when I said, “I don’t know why I do this to myself, I really don’t”? I still don’t know the general answer, but in this particular instance, I suspect the combination of ser...
DNF. As much as I enjoyed Child of Fire, I spent quite a bit of the book wondering what the hell was going on. After the initial WTFery the book was thoroughly engaging. Game of Cages hasn't moved past the WTF stage and I've spent about a hundred pages waiting for someone to explain something. Anyth...
In this book, Ray Lilly is picked up at his working class job by Catherine because the twenty palaces society has work for him to do. She is not impressed to drive an hour out of her way to pick a wooden man. A big auction is happening for a predator in the tiny town of Washaway and Ray and Cather...
The first third is incredibly slow and introduces some characters I never manages to distinguish between, but the last third was more of what I enjoyed from the first book in the series.
Confusing at times, but fantastic. Very gritty and even darker than the first book. Not for the faint of heart, indeed. Ray is my hero, even at his thuggiest! I have no qualms against giving this book 4.5/5.0 stars. Reviewed for Bitten by Books: http://bittenbybooks.com.