Middlegame (2020, Tor.com)

paperback, 528 pages

Published April 7, 2020 by Tor.com.


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3 stars (1 review)

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3 stars

Pretty good!## Why I Picked It Up ##It was on the 2019 Best Fantasy list, and was available, so I scooped it up!## What I Liked ##It was fun. Very immersive. Fun trip.I liked the book-within-a-book shtick with Over The Woodward Wall.I thought it was cute that Rodge and Dodge each had a visual impairment unique to their talents: he literally saw the world in black and white, and she saw the world as flat like a whiteboard.EDIT: oh yeah, almost forgot: I thought it was hilarious that they decided to throw Frank Baum in as an ally of the evil alchemists, and make the entire Oz series a kind of hypersigil to dominate and erase the narrative of the magical children book series by the good guy alchemists.## What I Didn't Like ##The story was good and I enjoyed it, but the pacing was weird, some of the characters …