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Gravity's Revenge by A.E. Marling
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it was amazing

Gravity's Revenge is the fourth of A.E. Marling's books set in the Lands of Loam, and the third starring the Enchantress Hiresha. In this novel, Hiresha is forced to protect her university, a bizarrely fascinating place of magical instruction, from the invasion of Bright Palms, strictly-regimented and unfeeling people, who hold the university and its students and teachers hostage. Beloved characters, such as Maid Janny and Lord Tethiel make reappearances, even better than before.

I had high hopes for this book, having read and loved Marling's other works, but Gravity's Revenge exceeded them in ways I'm still struggling to process. The plot is fast-paced and intense, and Marling's distinctive, quirky writing style and word choice get even better. His fantasy world and characters are uniquely his own, very different from much of fantasy literature, but at the same time, they are lovable and intensely relatable. The novel comes with beautiful illustrations at the beginnings of chapters, bringing Marling's descriptions to life on the page.

Beautifully done, Mr. Marling.
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Reading Progress

June 15, 2013 – Started Reading
June 15, 2013 – Shelved
June 23, 2013 –
page 229
57.25%
June 24, 2013 – Finished Reading

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