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Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
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Read on February 08, 2011

I am so glad that I was able to overlook the terrible cover and terrible tagline ("When science and magic collide - it is the innocent who will die." Ugh.) that really had nothing to do with the story.
I loved this book. I really liked the main characters, Catherine and Bee and Andevai - they all had depth and dimension and I was able to identify with each of them. (The only one I didn't like was long lost brother Rory, who felt really flat and one dimensional.)
A lot of the reviews for this book complained about the worldbuilding, which I honestly didn't notice, because I was so swept up with the characters and the plot. I am glad I read the dead tree version of this, because I flipped back and forth to the map in the beginning a lot.
The one thing that bugged me about this - why did there have to be an airship? The airship makes several cameo appearances to establish steampunk cred, although it could have easily been swapped out for any other type of transport plotwise. To me, that felt out of place.
I love that they are living in an ice age.
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Alex Fayle I hadn't seen that tagline! Good thing I didn't or I might have skipped the good read. Great point you make about Rory, he is a bit one dimensional...


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