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A Thousand Perfect Things Paperback – August 27, 2013
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Tori (Astoria) Harding is a girl fascinated by science, educated by her grandfather who was in Bharati many years in the past, and had the possibility to see the Golden Lotus, or some remnant of it. A symbol, some say, of spiritual greatness, some other say it can do miracles. Bharati is home to magic, as Anglica is home to science. The two are in contrast and do not appear to be compatible.
Here lies the story of a journey to Bharati, of the dream of a United Bharati and the disillusion of Anglica over a possible client state.
Magic wreaks havoc in Anglica and as a consequence an army is sent there, but things do not go as foreseen. A bleeding prince, Jai shows Tori what the future could be, a sadhu, Mahindra dreams of a United Bharati and tries to make it true, a very simpictic girl Elizabeth tries to be a teacher to Bharati children, Edmond Muir-Smith is a soldier who falls in love with one of the Hardings girls. hopelessly ? Well, read on and you shall learn
All in all a very good book, nicely detailed and with very good personalities who grow and mature during the story. It takes a quarter of the book before the story starts to move, when the characters arrive to Bharati to find their future and also some alternatives which might and might come to actual life.
Sometimes the tale is crude, but such is life.
Very enjoyable, worth the time to read it.
Detailed story telling, very well developed characters, a little bit of the magical and mystical, a story that continually propels you forward making you eager to turn each page and so much more.
And for those of you who enjoyed The Entire and The Rose, a very small hint of "braids".
My favorite line in the book: "And sometimes knowing real from conjured, or desire from reality was a most challenging matter of being willing to see."
I was utterly transported to another world, lead by the author on an amazing journey. The characters and the world have stuck with me along with questions about the dichotomy of magic and science which is skillfully and entertainingly explored.
This is my first book by Kay Kenyon. I read that it is her first effort at fantasy and I sincerely hope it will not be her last!
Kay Kenyon has woven a fascinating, magical tale of choices and consequences.
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Loved her other books this was a disappointment