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Servant of the Underworld - Aliette de Bodard
Servant of the Underworld
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780007346561 (0007346565)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Obsidian and Blood (#1)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.5 Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard
Series: Obsidian and Blood #1 Servant of the Underworld is a fantasy mystery novel set in the Aztec Empire in the 15th century. Overall I liked it, but it was more of an intellectual liking than an emotional one. The concept of reading a Mesoamerican fantasy novel was interesting, but writing in a...
ambyr
ambyr rated it
2.0 Servant of the Underworld
Two stars for the worldbuilding, which kept me reading despite feelings for the main character that wavered between apathy and antipathy. de Bodard's descriptions of the social and political arrangements of the Aztec Empire are really interesting. I wish the magic had been equally interesting, but a...
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My reads rated it
3.0 Aliette de Bodard: Servant of the Underworld
I really liked de Bodard's short stories and decided to try this fantasy / mystery book as well. It was fascinating, but quite not as good as the short stories. Aztec names and a foreign mythology made this both interesting and hard to read. If you want to try something new, this is the book for you...
scottakennedy
scottakennedy rated it
4.0 Servant of the Underworld (Obsidian and Blood, #1)
This murder mystery set in the Aztec empire reads quickly, and it's refreshing to encounter such a unique setting, where blood rituals, human or animal sacrifice, and slavery are simply everyday aspects of life, as unremarkable to the main character Acatl as the brutality and violence of today's tel...
Datepalm
Datepalm rated it
A fantasy-murder mystery set in the Aztec empire. It was ok, but felt a bit disjointed and rushed. I would actually have appreciated an info dump here and there. There turned out to be a bit of historical/cultural/political background explanation as an appendix, but it was rather too late by then. I...
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