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The Golden City by John Twelve Hawks
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Apr 15, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, cyberpunk, dystopia, fantasy, urban-fantasy, speculative-fiction, contemporary, paranormal, disabled, heaven-hell, reviewed
Read in September, 2009

I was so looking forward to this book and I love the series so I decided to give this a 4 despite how disappointing I found it.

As always, the writing was great and there were a lot of good memes in there, the whole thing really comes off as a sort of super sigil, which is great. Unfortunately, it was pretty anticlimactic and predictable. What was worse was the character development. To save this from being a spoiler I'll just say it was flat.

The part that I hated the most (on a personal note) was Nighthawk. His character was SUCH a cliche. I think I might fall over dead if I ever find a terminally ill character that isn't (A) inspiring or (B) bitter. The fact that he had MD really annoyed me too, given his lame (for lack of a more appropriate pun-worthy word) pity filled personality.

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