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Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
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Jan 05, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Read from January 01 to 05, 2012

I like the book for the most part. I am not a huge fan of sorcery books, though I do like fantasy books and the Roman illusions were fun. I don't foresee reading the rest of the series, but am glad I gave this a try. One major downside for me was that the book felt like it took some time to get the rhythm and find how the character's flow and interact. That said, once it gets moving, the story pace did pick up.

I liked that the plot in general. There is a level of complication that usually does not appear in sci fi books. As with a lot of sci fi the heroes and villains are diverse, but do fit a archetype. I liked the writing patter and the twist and turns, the false leads are a cool touch, and the reveals usually work (though the end does suffer from some believably issues. I think I might like the author's other series, which seems to be more combination mystery and sci fi.

One thing that really stuck out to me was the lack of maps. You have an alien world, with lands and areas, and travel between them, but no way to know where anything is. This is a real detriment to the overall story. It made it harder for me to follow.
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Aviva You're not the only one who wanted maps. They appear a few books in, strangely.

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