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Midnight Robber - Nalo Hopkinson
Midnight Robber
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It's Carnival time and the Caribbean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance, and pageantry. Masked "Midnight Robbers" waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. To young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favorite costume to wear at the... show more
It's Carnival time and the Caribbean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance, and pageantry. Masked "Midnight Robbers" waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. To young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favorite costume to wear at the festival-until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgiveable crime.Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into the brutal world of New Half-Way Tree. Here monstrous creatures from folklore are real, and the humans are violent outcasts in the wilds. Tan-Tan must reach into the heart of myth and become the Robber Queen herself. For only the Robber Queen's legendary powers can save her life . . . and set her free. (2000)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780446675604 (0446675601)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
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Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
4.0 [Book Review] Midnight Robber
It's Carnival on the planet of Toussaint, and young Tan-Tan dons her favorite guise, that of the Robber Queen. But bigger games are afoot, and Tan-Tan is inadvertently caught up with her father's trespass and taken into exile as he escapes to New Half-Way Tree. From a world where manual labor is a...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
4.0 Midnight Robber - Nalo Hopkinson
I can't remember when someone first recommended Nalo Hopkinson to me as a writer I might like to read, but that list is a horribly long one (not to mention ever-growing) and she always seemed to be quite a way down it. Eventually, I was selected by a blog I can't remember (sorry!) to get a copy of a...
William's Book Blog
William's Book Blog rated it
3.5 Midnight review
In the end, there's probably not too much to add to my interim post on Midnight Robber. Certainly there were no real surprises to the ending. Tan-Tan passes through not-nice back to a character I cared about, and matures. The ending is fitting, and earned. The book is written in Jamaican patoi...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
I keep hearing great things about Nalo Hopkinson, and I keep being... underwhelmed.I'm upping this to three stars because I felt it was a lot better than 'Brown Girl in the Ring,' which I gave two. But I still didn't love it. However, the language (and use of dialect) here felt much smoother; there ...
thistle
thistle rated it
Reread. Still solid.
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