Customer Review

Reviewed in Canada on October 10, 2021
in terms of approachability, this book is far less academically rigorous than a memory called empire, but if you struggled with the basic theories of physics in school, i.e. kinematics, dynamics, thermodynamics, etc., then this may be a challenging read for you. in terms of literally merit, it is a fascinating and novel magic system, based in an alternate world that addresses the question, ‘what would it look like if magic was a component of evolution? (but still convergent on concepts like London and cafés). the characters are rich and multi-dimensional, and the insight their narratives provide have a strange habit of delivering a psychoanalytical commentary on the human condition. consider picking this book up if you’re a fan of magical societies, conspiracies and learning for the sake of learning.
Don’t go into this expecting ‘infodumps’. You will need to think through it, but when you’re done, you’ll understand.
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