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Leia

Tourma@bookwyrm.social

Joined 1 year, 7 months ago

A expat from Tumblr. A emigrant from Twitter. A Transgender Socialist. An Adult librarian. A member of SEIU 1199. A person who posts at @Tourma@Tech.LGBT A person who's links are at singlel.ink/u/TR

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Martha Wells: City of Bones (1996, Tor Fantasy) 4 stars

“Khat, a member of a humanoid race created by the Ancients to survive in the …

Early Wells is still Good Wells

5 stars

This book took me a while, but that was due to external factors.

There is a lot to like about Wells' work. Her characters are interesting, the magic or space has it's unique tinges yet still has a grounding in reality.

What what's best is the atypical settings. Yes, deserts aren't one of a kind, but it's still rare compared to the amount of faux-Europe settings.

If you like Murderbot and fantasy, you'll probably like this.

commented on City of Bones by Martha Wells

Martha Wells: City of Bones (1996, Tor Fantasy) 4 stars

“Khat, a member of a humanoid race created by the Ancients to survive in the …

I have reeeeeeeally slowed down on reading since the boss said I shouldn't. I suspect that it was reading mastodon or whatever, but it's hurt my book reading all the same.

Martha Wells: City of Bones (1996, Tor Fantasy) 4 stars

“Khat, a member of a humanoid race created by the Ancients to survive in the …

For years, Khat had heard rumors of incidents Like this, but this was the first he had actually witnessed. Everyone knew the Ancients' magic made people as mad as sun-poisoned beggars, but the Warders practiced it despite the inherent danger. The street fortune tellers, ghostcallers, fakirs, and kris shamen used only natural magics, simples and healing and divination, and even they sometimes went too far and ruined themselves; the older powers that Warders played with were far more deadly. Khat shook his head grimly and Looked toward the horizon and the black still sea of the Fringe rock in the distance. And they think the Waste is dangerous.

City of Bones by  (5%)

This book's been giving me Broken Earth vibes. Though written decade(s?) before. This is just the strongest point from the first chapter.

We'll see how it goes!

reviewed The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo (The Singing Hills Cycle, #1)

Nghi Vo, Nghi Vo: The Empress of Salt and Fortune (EBook, 2020, Tom Doherty Associates) 4 stars

With the heart of an Atwood tale and the visuals of a classic Asian period …

Enjoyable

5 stars

I picked this up as I wanted to contine my reading of Asian-themed books after The Water Outlaws, but wanted something short. Getting talked to by my supe for reading on the job is the main reason I didn't finish this sooner.

Its casually queer, has a rich world, and an interesting story telling method of following Cleric Chih ("Cheech"?) inspecting the items of the place, their own observations, and the Flashbacks from Rabbit gave the whole book a good feel.

Well worth a read.

quoted The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo (The Singing Hills Cycle, #1)

Nghi Vo, Nghi Vo: The Empress of Salt and Fortune (EBook, 2020, Tom Doherty Associates) 4 stars

With the heart of an Atwood tale and the visuals of a classic Asian period …

Content warning Musings on something in the final third of final act of The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo