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Gown of Shadow and Flame by A.E. Marling
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The action and fight scenes in Gown of Shadow and Flame are absolutely superb. Heart pounding, interesting, and incredibly detailed without being overwhelming. The switching perspectives allow for a more complete idea of the battles, so the picture painted in the readers' minds is rich in detail.

It is refreshing to read a book where there is a majority representation of non-white peoples. The only 'white' character in Gown of Shadow and Flame would be the Lord of the Feast, who only shows up a small number of times. This is good - even though it's fantasy, we need not white-wash our stories.

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Fans of Marling's series will enjoy this book for the insight on how Feasters' magic works, how the Lord of the Feast treats his children, and how Bright Palms are completely freakin' creepy.

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Reading Progress

July 4, 2016 – Started Reading
July 4, 2016 – Shelved
July 5, 2016 –
page 158
July 6, 2016 – Finished Reading

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