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City of Dreams & Nightmare by Ian Whates
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Jul 23, 14

bookshelves: genre-sf, 2010_release_read, read_2010, t_notable_books_2010
Read from February 25 to March 03, 2010

Very entertaining adventure set in the immense City of Thaiburley and featuring all that's expected from such and more, including aliens, strange weapons and devices, magical powers, blade fights, intrigue, assassins, various villains with diverse agendas, corrupt police....

Like The Bookman (another Angry Robot debut that I enjoyed a lot and with which this one resembles in approach while quite different in theme) threw everything steampunk in, City of Dreams and Nightmares throws everything "enclosed world" in and it worked beautifully

While the main threads of the novel are solved so it can be read as a standalone, the announced sequel City of Hope and Despair will continue the tale of Thaiburley and its denizens

A very solid A and a fun, page turning sff adventure that will enchant all fans of such
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