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The House of Shattered Wings by [de Bodard, Aliette]
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an intriguing mystery, elegantly written... with carefully crafted characters both with layers and depth, De Bodard reflects the best and worst of human nature in her novel (The Guardian)

I strongly urge you to get House of Shattered Wings: it offers something a little different; a superb blend of intrigue, mystery and magic and urban fantasy; it's brilliantly written; and the story is gripping. I can't wait for the sequel. Very highly recommended. (CIVILIAN READER)

Reading this novel felt like a very intimate experience, the characters and landscape are so well developed with such detail that one feels as if they are walking alongside them as the story unfolds... Ambience abounds in this novel. (Geek Syndicate)

Aliette de Bodard has made a name for herself imagining futures and alternate histories that showcase non-Western cultural landscapes and characters...this is smart and nuanced storytelling (SFX)

Fascinating, moving and hugely readable (SCI-FI NOW)

This book is wreathed in mythology, magic and mysticism and it is such a compelling read that maybe the book itself is magic (Fantasy Book Review)

There's an intelligence-and, yes, an elegance-to The House of Shattered Wings that is as rare and precious as angel essence. (TOR.COM)

The devastated Paris of Aliette de Bodard's novel is especially haunting. This is partly because de Bodard, a Nebula Award-winning French-Vietnamese writer, lives in Paris and can convey a visceral sense of immediacy to a ruined Notre Dame or the remains of the grand department stores, and partly it's because of the sheer lyricism of her prose...A series of mysterious deaths turns the novel into a surprising but compelling murder mystery, which plays out according to the supernatural terms de Bodard has laid out so evocatively. (The Chicago Tribune)

De Bodard aptly mixes moral conflicts and the desperate need to survive in a fantastical spy thriller that reads like a hybrid of le Carré and Milton, all tinged with the melancholy of golden ages lost. (Publishers Weekly)

In the end, de Bodard manages to weave together the backstories and fates of the various characters...into a novel that is both haunting and original, its sense of loss almost palpable, and it setting not quite like anything else in modern fantasy. (Locus)

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A superb murder mystery, on an epic scale, set against the fall out - literally - of a war in heaven

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1754 KB
  • Print Length: 415 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (20 Aug. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00WERXESW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,330 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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