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The Indigo Pheasant: Volume Two of Longing for Yount (Longing for Yount #2)

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London 1817. Maggie Collins, born into slavery in Maryland, whose mathematical genius and strength of mind can match those of a goddess, must build the world's most powerful and sophisticated machine— to free the lost land of Yount from the fallen angel Strix Tender Wurm. Sally, of the merchant house McDoon, who displayed her own powers in challenging the Wurm and finding ...more
ebook, 350 pages
Published September 15th 2012 by ChiZine (first published January 1st 2012)
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The Indigo Pheasant is the second and final volume of the visionary fantasy Longing for Yount sequence. It’s a very different book than the preceding volume, mostly because it much more an alternate or ‘hidden’ history novel than the relatively straight forward portal fantasy of The Choir Boats. The book takes place in the London of 1817, and concerns the aftermath of the trip to the otherworldly Yount. The main narrative thrust concerns the building of a new ‘choir boat,’ the titular Indigo Phe ...more
Lorina Stephens
Daniel a. Rabuzzi concludes (or does he?) the story of Yount in The Indigo Pheasant.

Overall this is a well-crafted, highly intelligent tale, drawing upon Biblical and literary sources (so many literary sources!) Yet throughout there is a distance between story and reader, perhaps because Rabuzzi chooses to narrate his story more from an impersonal third person, rather than a tightly focused, character-driven third person, which renders the tale more as a story to be read aloud to someone, than a
I received a copy of this novel from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

The Indigo Pheasant continues the story of Yount that started with The Choir Boats. Because most of the characters are already established, the story moves at a far steadier pace this time around. I found this novel to be a little darker than the first one, particularly the character journey that Sally was on. Although the pacing was better and the story was tighter, I still had problems connecting with the char
So many marvelous aspects to this book. Since the basic premise and settings were established in The Choir Boats, I was able to concentrate on the characters and language. I was pleased to see Maggie come into her own as she was a favorite character in the first book, but I also enjoyed the mix of secondary characters. Daniel A. Rabuzzi charmed me with his dreamy writing style, full of literary references (I'm sure I missed as many as I caught). The vocabulary also pleased me, even though many u ...more
Neon Magazine
The Indigo Pheasant is the second book in the Longing For Yount sequence by Daniel Rabuzzi (published by ChiZine Publications). The story picks up a short time after where The Choir Boats – reviewed here – left off. The setting is 19th Century London, but the capital is not quite as we know it. The Yount books take place in an alternate world severed from our own many years ago.

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Diana Kolpak
A satisfying conclusion to the series, although I found that it suffered from a surfeit of superflous description compared to "Longing for Yount" that detracted from the action. I loved the fact that Maggie became the main character, but felt that Sally, who drove the action in the first book, was given short shrift in that she became virtually invisible even though she was going through great trauma. Still, a worthy read.
My full review of Longing for Yount #1 and #2 is on The Crow's Caw
Deborah Mills
A beautiful ending, with many plots turns that surprised me.
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Daniel A. Rabuzzi's debut fantasy novel, The Choir Boats, was included on January Magazine's "Best Books of 2009" Children/Young Adult list. The Indigo Pheasant, Volume 2 of Longing for Yount (and the series conclusion), comes out in September 2012.

Reviewer John Ottinger says:

"The Choir Boats is Gulliver's Travels crossed with The Golden Compass and a dollop of Pride and Prejudice. Rabuzzi has a t
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