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Shadowdance by Robin Wayne Bailey
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Aug 08, 2011

really liked it

Hard to find, but truly a gem. The setting was surprising, ancient greek/rome style with a fantasy twist; a violent, gritty world, where the whims of gods and witches are the rule and mortal creatures would do better not to attract their attention. There is passion, and imagery that tends to linger long after the book is read; the main revelation is rather anticipated, but what the main character uses it for makes keeping up with the story worth it. There could have been more between the lead (gay) couple; that is the only flaw in a very original, very poetic, bittersweet tale.
Finished this in literally one sitting.

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