- File Size: 1071 KB
- Print Length: 376 pages
- Publisher: Mary Holland Books; 1 edition (May 4, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 4, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007W6RDBY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,012,991 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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All this to say Bone Road is awesome. It's darker than I usually go but it's all well done and none of it gratuitous. This is one of those books that's really hard to put down, the end is cool and satisfying, and in addition to a lot of other things this is not a world where everyone is magically straight. All the central chars seem to be, but there are same-sex couples mentioned here and there, which was a nice touch. My favorite part is that the whole book/society is matriachal. It's all about the women and it's all done so amazingly well, I cannot describe how happy that makes me.
Holland's books are also world building at its finest (and prove you don't have to write a ten book series where every book is 2000 effing pages to have excellent world building).
I can't talk about a lot of the cool stuff without spoiling the book, but I think it's pretty clear I loved it to death.
I have one Holland book left to read, she better hope it takes me awhile cause when it runs out someone is getting harassed :3
It had me from the first sentence: "You can stop now. She's dead." Mary Holland does some of the best, most detailed worldbuilding I've seen. Through her characters and story, she achieves a complex and intricate world with a unique history and traditions and passionate and fully realized characters. Some scenes are laugh-out-loud funny (Rhona driving her wagon across Kissing Bridge) and heart-rending tragic (the raid on the traders' wagons). Her main villain is pure evil in every way, and her characters contan all-too-human flaws: Wise yet weak, heroic and foolish, self-serving yet unexpectedly generous. It's a real page-turner with truly unexpected twists. I couldn't stop reading until the last page.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters are all well thought out and realistic. Jak, Rhona, Ani and Matteo's hardships and triumphs came to life for me as I read this book.
Life is hard but full when you live on Deo. The Bone Road can be dangerous but thru hard work and the following of tradition it is fulfilling for those who travel it.
Thanks for another great read Mary
If you haven't read this book you should.
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