I have already ordered the second book in the series...
What really bothered me about the book, however, were the lack of background information and the poorly motivated actions of the characters.
Nevertheless, this was a decent read--kept me reading straight through to the end without wanting to put it down.
Quickly moving, engaging,well-written story of the struggle between a modern and strong mage society and the weakened, ancient Fay. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Kim Horton
If you are looking for a book about only straight, white men, Elizabeth Bear isn't where to look. If you are looking for a book with reassuring moralistic themes, this isn't it. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Beth
If you are expecting a simple urban fantasy story with mages and faeries, then you are in for quite a shock here. Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Ithlilian
I agree with Kevin Quinn's review--I loved Elizabeth Bear's New Amsterdam for its detailed, believable, likeable characters and tight plotting. Read morePublished on June 29, 2009 by Richard A. Loftus
The chronicle of an invisible war between human Mages and the creatures of Fairie for the control over Earth's destiny.
A fantasy story, which is not my normal read. Read more
Overall, I consider myself a fan of the urban fantasy genre. There are a few authors that I purchase sight unseen because I enjoy all their books. Read morePublished on June 10, 2009 by Barbara S
What fun! A thoroughly detailed universe where the world of (modern) man is linked with the world of the Fae. Read morePublished on April 14, 2009 by Mark Shackelford
Let me just say, here and now, that I never made it passed the first chapter. Secondly, let me say that I then gave the book to the goodwill. Read morePublished on February 19, 2009 by Little Apple