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Ink and Steel by Elizabeth Bear
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Sep 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, historical-fiction, lgbt, tudor-culture-and-politics
Read from September 10 to 12, 2011

This took some getting into. Bear's prose is a touch too dense at times but lovely enough to reward wading through and Will and Kit are charming protagonists but it took until around page 280 to feel like the story* had really gotten going. Once things took off they really took off though, my heart stuttered back and forth between leaping and sinking all evening as I raced to the finish.

Fair warning, you will be left with that 'OMG must read sequel'feeling.

*Story is perhaps not the best term here. (view spoiler)

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Reading Progress

09/11/2011 page 45
11.0% "Man, Bear's prose is dense. This may be slow going."
09/12/2011 page 295
69.0% "<spoiler> we are finally getting our love triangle on!</spoiler>"
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Kate O'Hanlon I'm looking forward to it. Though it might be a few weeks before I get to it.
I haven't read Blood & Iron, I picked it up a few years ago and couldn't get into. I must try again.

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