Green

Jul. 30th, 2011 05:48 pm
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Book: Green
By: Jay Lake
Pages: 368
Release Date: June 9, 2009 (hardback) and February 15, 2011 (paperback)
Stars: 1

Here we have the story of a girl who is bought from her father by a foreigner who takes her to a school so that she can be brought to possibly be chosen to be the cortisone for a duke. She spend several years there being taught how to be a "lady", while being beaten for having any sort of thoughts of her own. By the time that she is about twelve, she kills the woman who is in charge of her schooling, and runs away. She then becomes a sort of warrior monk, but is cast out when she helps one of her former teachers not be murdered in a mob. And as part of her punishment, she is forced to go back to the city where she had been held captive and taught to be the perfect lover to a duke.

Here there be spoilers )

All in all, I'd say completely skip this one. You'll be much happier about this if you do.

Norse Code

Jan. 10th, 2011 05:37 pm
reviewthat: (Books: I Write Like a MoFo)
Book: Norse Code
By: Greg Van Eekhout
Pages: 292
Release Date: May 19, 2009
Stars: 3

This is an urban fantasy that centers around the Valkyrie Mist, who goes AWOL when she looses faith in the Valkyrie project and the manner in which the dead are being recruited to fight on the side of the gods during Ragnarök. Leaving her post, she goes looking for the Norse messenger god (Hermod), and the two of them attempt to stop the end of the world.

Here there be spoilers )

I'd say to check it out as a light read, but don't go into it thinking you might get anything truly deep out of it.

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