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The King's Blood by Daniel Abraham
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May 22, 2012

it was amazing
Read from May 22 to June 01, 2012

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message 1: by Joe (new) - rated it 5 stars

Joe Howe A little introduction: this is the second book in a series that uses renaissance financial history and some simple aspects of post-modernism to frame the fantasy conceit, but the real pleasure is in the characterizations of Cithra and Geder. These two main characters are fascinating precisely because they are small souls, a banker's ward and a prince's regent respectively, contrasted against the larger ideas that have become snared on them. The pleasure of this particular book is in seeing those characters grow and attract worthy antagonists even as the larger more philosophical themes develop complexity. The style is frequently compared to Martin and that's largely accurate. I recommend the series to fantasy fans or people who want to see a more out there take on historical fiction.

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