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This review is from: Between Two Thorns (Split World) (Paperback)
Emma Newman's first instalment in the Split Worlds series is fantastic.
She maps out an intriguing world of magic, alternate dimensions and society culture that kept me gripped beyond the final page.
Between Two Thorns focuses on Cathy, a lady from one of the Great Families of Aquae Sulis, the Nether mirror world of Bath. After fleeing to our world (called Mundanus by residents of the Nether), she is returned against her will to take her place in Society. She soon becomes embroiled in a secret plot, and must work with Arbiter Max and mundane Sam to uncover the kidnapping of her uncle, and investigate the presence of the mysterious Gallica-Rosa family in Aquae Sulis.
Newman details these worlds sumptuously, and the narrative switches between Mundanus, the Nether and Exilium effortlessly. A few plot points are left dangling deliciously, to be picked up in Any Other Name.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to discovering more about the Split Worlds, and other books by Newman.