Publish date: August 30th 2011
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: The Nightbound Land (#1)
Did not finish. Multiple major formatting errors, including missing section breaks when perspective shifts. No baseline for the world so we have no idea what the characters are like before things go to hell. No real character work at all. Just lots and lots of weird things that aren't very well expl...
This book, though I didn't realise it when I started it, is exactly the sort of industrial fantasy-horror that I really enjoy but rarely find, which means it definitely won't be for everyone. Really, if I were to classify it I would say it would be most at home with the Weird (and not really steampu...
Roil is a hard book to rate - and even to comment on.On the one hand, the world-building was great. Unique. Fascinating. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into it, a mixture of alternative universe / high fantasy / steampunk (with possible scifi elements).On the other hand, there's the writing. I su...
It took me a while to figure out just what was going on. Once I caught up to speed, though, I became more invested in the story. The Roil reminded me a lot of "The Nothing" from The Neverending Story (but more torturous).
3.5/5egalley thanks to Angry Robot Interesting premise isn't it? And totally wrong.I had to literally fight my way through the book. Don't get me wrong, - this is a good book, interesting, original, leaves plenty to work with for your imagination... But my God, would it have hurt to give us a little...
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