Enough to keep me intrigued until the end...but not enough for me to read the next book.
Also, the characters are deep, but I don't really feel sympathy or attachment to any of them...they're all a little immature for me, all in their own way.
An exception to this case is when we have an unreliable narrator, which is a technique that can be brilliant, but was not in use here.
This is one book for which I may not order the sequel. This is not because it was bad. On the contrary it was rather good. Only I didn't like how it ended. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Dr. Hugh Deasy
KJ Parker is a pseudonym. I think she's a woman by her writing. His book is erudite and complex and plotted like a master. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Viedge
I don't read much, so when my wife brought me this book by an author I had never heard of, I was skeptical to say the least. Devices and Desires blew me away. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Spencer Kenyon Thorn
Imagine there were a really high end mail order catalog for Renaissance Festival or Society for Creative Anachronism gear (use your imagination, I know all those people drive to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jeff Burton
Didn't know what to expect, but the reality was definitely different to any possibilities proposed. The characters are intriguing and well-rounded, the circumstances in which you... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Frankie Goyette
Surprisingly gripping. This world has a contrast - one society is highly technical and produces almost all the finely manufactured goods while the others are more like medieval... Read morePublished 15 months ago by G. G. RIVAS
The three books in the series offer an interesting and entertaining read, are very well researched and extremely well written. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jan Seary
It was a great book. The Sequels aren't quite as good but the series overall is worth the read. Finis.Published 16 months ago by maniac
The premise is interesting and refreshingly unique. Unfortunately, the execution is terrible.
The worldbuilding shows promise at points, but fails to live up to the... Read more