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on 6 September 2012
** spoiler alert ** This book was wonderful. This series was wonderful but this is going to be a tricky review to write because all I want to do is carp on about the ways that it wasn't astounding. Which I don't want to do.

Mark Newton has produced a wonderful set of characters and a depressing, inevitable but tantalisingly exciting world for them to live in. The characterisation is note perfect and easily passes my test of being thrilling even when they are sitting around a table talking about nothing in particular. But they should have a lot to talk about because the plot flows relentlessly and logically yet with many surprises, agonies and disasters.

I loved this series and cannot wait to see what the author produces next.

ok a little carping. I didn't like the inexorable increase in character's powers right up to god-hood. Gods have been ruining stories since the Iliad on down.

I would love to see the author tackle popular, populist and revolutionary social movements in a more focus and nuanced way in the future as I found the actions of Mallum and his abrupt rise to become revolutionary leader lacking in credibility and was the only sour note in the book's otherwise seamless plotting.
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