Just thought I’d share a handful of reviews of The House of Binding Thorns–one week to go…
The House of Binding Thorns takes the gothic atmospheric politics of The House of Shattered Wings and ramps them up to a pitch of intensity that I really wasn’t expecting.
(…) It does so much so right, and so well, that I cannot help but love it wholly and entirely.
It really is an utterly magnificent achievement.
Chris Meadows at Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews:
This is humanity at its worst and best, and it’s mirrored back to the reader in the faces of the supernatural creatures striding the broken streets of Paris. These aren’t saints or monsters, but complicated people, making decisions for their own reasons, worming their terrible way off the page and into your heart.
… a story which rewards close reading, and one which compelled me to keep turning pages; the climax was rewarding and impressive – and left me breathlessly hoping for more.
…such an experience for me.
(…) I almost felt like I was in the middle of a hurricane being smacked around by all of the feelings and the incredible worldbuilding. It’s a brilliant, beautiful work of fiction and while it can hurt to read it and worry about the characters you’ve come to love over several hundred pages, there’s also hope to be had.
The House of Binding Thorns is an incredible book in a series that I can’t get enough of. If you enjoyed works like Susan Ee’s Penryn and the End of Days series or Kaori Yuki’s Angel Sanctuary, this book will be right up your alley. Trust me.
The relationships between characters were incredible. (…) I could talk for hours, but this is supposed to be a short review. (…)
Do read.(…) absolutely this book did not disappoint!
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Cross-posted from Aliette de Bodard
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