In the Cities of Coin and Spice (The Orphan's Tales, #2)
Publish date: October 30th 2007
Pages no: 518
Edition language: English
Series: The Orphan's Tales (#2)
In the Cities of Coin and Spice is the sequel to In the Night Garden by Catherynne Valente. The books share the same structure, with stories nested inside of stories, up to seven levels including the framing story. As for that framing story, it continues in this book and finally gets a satisfying ...
There isn't much more for me to add on this series. It is a marvelous, marvelous thing that makes the reader wish it would never end.
Beautiful. I love the resolution of all the stories. And there's one little paragraph near the end, when the stories are finished and we're wating for the final end, and it just encapsulates that feeling you get when you finish a good book. I really loved these books.
It's hard to review this book separately from In the Night Garden, because ultimately they're one book in two volumes. And so star ratings are somewhat arbitrary. Like In the Night Garden, In the Cities of Coin and Spice is a lovely book made up of nested, interconnected stories. The stories are biz...
Beautifully written fairy tales told within a fairy tale. These stories wove together a little better than in the first book (or perhaps I'm just more used to the style). Each story chills, thrills, and comforts; each is sensual and imaginative in a way very few authors even attempt.
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