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Heartfire by Orson Scott Card
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Jan 03, 2011

it was amazing
Read in January, 2011

Well, it's consistent, I like the odd numbered books in this series best. This was excellent. While book 4 dragged in places, book 5 had a great pace. The new characters introduced were well developed and added nicely to the story overall. I enjoy that few of Card's characters are all bad - they're complex, as real people are. Some of the characters that disgusted me at the beginning of the story fascinated me by the end. I also loved the imagery used, especially with the slaves and their heartfires. The climax of that part of the story was incredible, filled with power from the characters and stunning visual concepts. Loved it. And on top of it all, there was a plot twist part-way through that caught me by surprise (and yet wasn't just for shock, it was an appropriate and fitting development, I just somehow didn't see it coming), which is impressive 5 books into a series.

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