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on May 24, 2015
I felt very close to all the characters in this book, and there were a lot of them. Nobody was truly good, and nobody was completely bad...OK, there were ONE or two really bad ones, but I won't spoil.
Satha is awesome. A quick study of complex situations, fearless, practical, realistic, loyal, beautiful. (I agree with the reviewer who thought the cover art of her is gorgeous, too.) I would not have prevailed if I had been in her shoes. Loic was more difficult to get a handle on. His growth had me guessing the whole time - none of the outcome for his story was predictable. I like that.
The most moving passages were about the parent/child relationships. Loic and his father, especially.
The world was so real to me. I spent a warm sunny afternoon reading in my backyard, but felt the intense cold, saw the sandstorms and imagined the legion of spirits Loic battled the whole time.
I see the ending as realistic one in a fantasy world, but still hopeful. It made sense, at least as much sense as human history does. I would recommend this to my friends.