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Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy
The first in a new series, this solidly written novel starts off with a bang, but gets mired in the exhaustively detailed world-building, an Elliott hallmark. With frequent shifts in perspective, it's hard to become absorbed in the tale, particularly in the first half when it's unclear how the various threads will be woven together.
Reeve Joss discovers,
Joss, Mai and Anji are fascinating characters who display an inner strength and integrity that is sorely needed in their world if they're to
Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs
Published: October 2006