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Books: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was good. It wasn't great, though. I got tired of the cryptic conversations that started every chapter and didn't explain themselves within the local context. Certainly, the end made everything clear, but by then I was too annoyed to enjoy it as much as I should have. I liked the development of the main character, Yeine, because it wasn't character development exactly, but more character realization. The book covered only a week in her life, yet the story ranged through her mother's life, and through the birth and endless ages of the Three Gods as they existed and changed. All in all, quite acceptable, and it got better as it went along, which made the ending tasty and filling.


-- New-to-me books read in 2011 (as opposed to re-reads) --
Little Dee vol 2
Little Dee vol 3
Unusual Suspects
Harvest Moon
The Black Stallion (yes, I know, I should have read it with Black Beauty)
Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name, with a pre-finished commentary here
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
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