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Radiant State by Peter Higgins
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really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, cut-above-genre, speclit

Certainly my favorite fantasy discovery of 2016. Okay, so I thought it was a bit long, and maybe didn't need to be three books. I'm not a fan of a lot of reversals and suspense just to dilate a plot, when really maybe you could have had just one or two books. And some of the villains were a little cardboard, and almost all of the female characters were thin. The ending was slightly off-balance--just a bit anti-climactic. And finally, I was a confused as to where the forest was after Maroussia's sacrifice. I thought it was in another dimension, but it just seemed to be, well, in the forest. It had seemed to me that Kantor should not be able to find the archangel at all. So the whole Pollandore thread seemed undermined and pointless after all.

Still, the recovery of the mystical, nature-oriented side of the Russian character is so welcome. I really enjoyed the ride.
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Started Reading
December 1, 2016 – Finished Reading
December 31, 2016 – Shelved
December 31, 2016 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 31, 2016 – Shelved as: cut-above-genre
December 31, 2016 – Shelved as: speclit

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