- Mass Market Paperback: 488 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (15 Jun. 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812567080
- ISBN-13: 978-0812567083
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.9 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,372,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
City of Bones Mass Market Paperback – 15 Jun 1996
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Our protagonist is Khat, who is a member of a race of people called krismen and we discover that they are the result of genetic engineering done by people wielding magic a long time previously. Khat lives in the city of Charisat and makes a living selling the relics left behind by those magic wielders and also trying to stay alive is quite an effort in a place where his people's bones are literally used for fortune telling. Khat ends up being hired because of his expertise and quickly finds himself in over his head in a scheme where the people he thinks are doing things for the right reason are actually jeopardising the safety of the entire world.
What I really liked about this book is the relationship between Khat and Elen, the woman who hires him, which could so easily have become yet another predictable romantic interlude. In City of Bones, however, both Khat and Elen are quite prickly and guarded individuals and continue to act according to their nature. More writers should take account of this, because it feels much more realistic (to me, at least) than throwing characters into a relationship because they 'ought to' be in one. As I've come to expect from Martha Wells, this is a well-written and solidly drawn novel that kept me turning the pages and which made me glad I still have more of her books to discover.
Have to admit that I stopped reading after the 'slightly built man with a husky voice'
was in fact a woman. Just too many cliches in the first couple of chapters for me sorry .:(
OK after a break I have it another go ..Since Murderbot has been my favourite book of the last 3 months
The background to the story is well thought out and the 'world' nicely detailed ..
The plot takes over from some of the fantasy genre cliches..
Just too many words !! What could be described in a sentence is quite often a paragraph with needless detail ...
The end ..Well it ended but that's about all I can say
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