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Catastrophe's Spell by Mayer Alan Brenner
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Apr 17, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: dystopian, fantasy, magic, novel, post-apcolyptic, series-book, urban-fantasy

Ok, not exactly sure what to call this book. It has some dystopian features, some post-apcolyptic features, plus is definitely fantasy.

First of all, I will admit, I picked it up after reading the blurb on the back and falling in love with the hero's name. Maximillian the Vaguely Disreputable. . . I mean, who wouldn't love a book with a hero with that name, right?

Anyway, poor old Maximillian has his hands full, trying to save friends, allies and even an entire city. And what is he trying to save them all FROM? A god who seems to have gone a tiny bit insane.

I loved the mythology that Brenner came up with for this series, and I especially loved the main characters, who all have definitely interesting names. Not perhaps, on a par with Maximillian's name, but still some very interesting names.

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