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Brilliant - dark and ambiguous,
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This review is from: The Spirit Lens: A Novel of the Collegia Magica (Paperback)
This is a wonderful book. A fantasy detective novel with complicated and interesting characters who behave like real people. The background is dark and sinister - some of the images are really nightmare-inducingly grim. No one is only good or bad - people do things that are stupid and ill-advised, even when they're trying to do the right thing. It's not a cheery feel-good book (although it's not unremittingly depressing either), and it isn't simple, but it is intelligent and makes you think. I've loved all of Carol Berg's books and this is one of the best.