3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Succinct, creepy, insightful,
This review is from: Voice of our Shadow (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) (Paperback)
This is a wonderfully original and understated novel: a coming-of-age story with a mystery at its heart, embellished with fantasy elements that become stronger and more integral as the book heads to its conclusion. Unlike much fantasy writing these days, there's no unnecessary padding here; rather, you're left wanting more.
The setting, Vienna, is evoked with a nicely economic style, while the (few) characters come to life naturally through their words and actions. The creeping unease builds gradually, and is never overdone - and the ending packs a considerable punch. Fabulous. You can read it in an evening - go on!