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The House of Shattered Wings - Aliette de Bodard
The House of Shattered Wings
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Multi-award winning author Aliette de Bodard, brings her story of the War in Heaven to Paris, igniting the City of Light in a fantasy of divine power and deep conspiracy…In the late Twentieth Century, the streets of Paris are lined with haunted ruins. The Great Magicians’ War left a trail of... show more
Multi-award winning author Aliette de Bodard, brings her story of the War in Heaven to Paris, igniting the City of Light in a fantasy of divine power and deep conspiracy…In the late Twentieth Century, the streets of Paris are lined with haunted ruins. The Great Magicians’ War left a trail of devastation in its wake. The Grand Magasins have been reduced to piles of debris, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine has turned black with ashes and rubble and the remnants of the spells that tore the city apart. But those that survived still retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over France’s once grand capital.Once the most powerful and formidable, House Silverspires now lies in disarray. Its magic is ailing; its founder, Morningstar, has been missing for decades; and now something from the shadows stalks its people inside their very own walls.Within the House, three very different people must come together: a naive but powerful Fallen angel; an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction; and a resentful young man wielding spells of unknown origin. They may be Silverspires’ salvation—or the architects of its last, irreversible fall. And if Silverspires falls, so may the city itself.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9780698409903
ASIN: B00SI02L4W
Publisher: Roc
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Saturdays in Books
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3.5 Review: The House of Shattered Wings
I did this as an audiobook and strongly suspect I would not have finished it if I'd tried to read the paper version. There are some terribly interesting and terribly beautiful things in this book, but court politics and passive characters are really not my thing. I'm sure this is a solid novel for a...
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5.0 The House of Shattered Wings - Aliette de Bodard
I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book via a giveaway on Goodreads, however the views expressed in this review about the book are my own. Okay, so let's start with the basics: The House of Shattered Wings is one of the best books I've read this year. The world-building is absolutely fantast...
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Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
5.0
I think this will have to be a placeholder for a proper review of this book (which will happen at some point in the next few hours); I just finished it and all I can manage at the moment is 'wow', nothing else more coherent than that.
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4.5 Quick Review, Symphony Style: The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
Paris has survived the Great Houses War – just. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine runs black with ashes and rubble. Yet life continues among the wreckage. The citizens continue to live, love, fight and survive in their war-torn city, and The Gre...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it
3.5 The House of Shattered Wings
[I received an ARC through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]I liked the premise, I really did—not to mention that theme of the broken, rotting throne at night against the backdrop of a ruined Paris. There's something both sick and magical to such a city. The Seine river blackened and pol...
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