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Chasing Solace by Karl Drinkwater
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it was amazing

I’m not a particularly fast reader and so I tend to be careful in selecting the next read to commit to. I‘m also the sort of reader who reads and rereads and thinks and ponders along the way, generally giving quite a bit of thought to what I’m exploring. So, coming to the end of Chasing Solace is not unlike saying goodbye to a new friend you got to know intensely well, in a very short time, only to then have to see them to the airport, realizing you’ll likely never to see them again.

Sappy drivel? Perhaps. But Chasing Solace—along with its prequel Lost Solace—was one of the most enjoyable novels I’ve ever read. Drinkwater is a master on so many fronts: his narrative ability is exceptional, his prose is extraordinarily deep and poignant and his ability to make you really care about the protagonist and her unusual best friend is magical! Far more than just another beautifully written sci-fi novel, he brings to life his characters in ways I’m still marveling over. Opal and Athene will live forever in my memory as two of the greatest characters I’ve ever come across.

Pacing and tension are just superb as well. The Lost Ships are one of the creepiest settings I’ve ever come across and I have a hard time with the fact that I won’t be able to follow Opal thru the dark, cold, green-flecked corridors any more. Ah well... Really great, great stuff!
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Reading Progress

June 7, 2019 – Started Reading
June 7, 2019 – Shelved
June 18, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Karl Drinkwater Opal and Athene are going to have another outing one day. :-)


Taig Now THAT makes me happy! Really happy!


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