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Not black and white, for once!
on 4 November 2005
At first, reading what the story in this book was about, I had my doubts. It sounded like any other standard fantasy story. Gods at war, a prophesy, the whole lot.
But I had read the Kushiel books by Jacqueline Carey, and loved those. So I thought to give this one a try.
I have not regretted it a moment. The ingredients of the story might be the same as many others, but the way she presents it is completely different. No good or bad guys, black or white. The story she presents is grey. She give the point of view of both sides, and both have good reasons to do what they do, follow the prophesy or try to stop it. You really do not know who the real bad guys are, nor the good guys. And that makes this book unique among fantasy stories. A great story, presented in a unique way!