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Point of Hopes by Melissa Scott
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Feb 07, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy-sci-fi, pointsman, recommended, queer-protagonist
Recommended to Jane by: acchikocchi
Read in February, 2009 , read count: 1

Recommended by acchikocchi during the GCADoD '09 as an overlooked, but well-done sci-fi/fantasy series with an OMG!Gay!Woobie!Hero and so far, the series lives up to its promises. Some things of note:

- The Kingdom of Chnedolle is a Renaissance-like world ruled by stars; astrology influenced one's career and choices (hour to hour even)

- As best as I can described it, Boston marriages (for females as well as males) are legal and very common in Chnedolle

- There are some groundworks laid for a relationship between two of the main characters, Nicolas Rathe, Adjunct Pointsman (think Sam Vimes of Discworld), and Philip Eslingen, former Lieutenant, in later novels (there is one sequel so far), full of banters and some nice USTs moments

While Point of Hopes is not without flaws (e.g. sometimes the shifting POVs can be confusing, repetitive information, etc.), the novel is still an excellent and engaging read.

(Please there be good Eslingen/Rathe fic out there?)

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