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Scholar of Decay by Tanya Huff
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Jul 01, 11

bookshelves: fiction, sci-fi-fantasy

There really wasn't much reason for me to like this book, other than the fact that it was fantasy. It's the twelfth in a series, and the ONLY one of the series I bothered to read. The story is set in a town of were-rats, which was a concept that seemed pretty silly to me at the time. The town's human population either doesn't notice that they're being ruled by lycanthropes, or they're too stupid to leave. And Dmitri, the brother of the main character, is so AMAZINGLY stupid that most of the story goes right over his head.

And yet I liked it. I liked it a LOT. The villains of the story have a surprising amount of depth for being were-rats. And I ended up having a lot of sympathy for everyone involved at the end. Not a happy book by any means, but still worth reading.
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