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A Star Shall Fall by Marie Brennan
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I received the latest book from Marie Brennan on a Goodreads "first-read" giveaway, and found this instalment the best of the three. The books of the Onyx Hall have been great so far, with the plots closely linked to historic events, yet with the capacity to stand on its own. However, particularly in the second book, the constant flashbacks and flashforwards, and the rigidity to link the story to 30 years of English history, through the Civil War, the plague and the Great Fire, hindered the continuity of the story. This appears to be corrected in book 3, sticking to a shorter time period, allowing more freedom to explore 18th century London society. The book feels lighter than the previous instalments, with the new (and naive) Prince of Stone and Irrith taking center stage. Though the end seems a bit anticlimatic, it's a good addition to the Onyx Hall series, leaving you waiting for the next.

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Reading Progress

August 5, 2010 – Shelved
August 24, 2010 – Shelved as: first-reads
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October 1, 2010 – Finished Reading

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