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Buried Heart by Kate Elliott
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it was ok
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My objections aren't anything new: I think the writing is sloppy (can you be "shackled by silken rope"?) and the plot an exercise in moving pieces to get a desired result; I don't see any thematic consistency or the basic acknowledgement that history is written by the victors (the Efeans are way, way too good to be believed); and Jessamy's conflict between her two heritages feels entirely too obvious a metaphor - and is too easily resolved by circumstance.

It's the lack of thematic consistency that bothers me most, though. Because of that, this story never convinces me of its importance. It never makes me care. It stays a by-the-numbers political story where movement, impetuosity, and luck are prioritized over nuance.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
September 5, 2016 – Shelved
September 5, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
September 2, 2017 – Shelved as: reviewed

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