Poverty, prejudice, even acts of massacre are enmeshed in their history.
The story of the book follows the consequences of this action. The cover has a dude with a tiny pony tail on it, which I think is just the worst.
This is a great, meaty fantasy and I highly recommend it for the world building and fantastic characters, including a kick-ass female lead. But inside, this is a really solid mystery-sci-fi-romance. It's a fun historical fiction novel that has some interesting magical elements infused into the political intrigue.
This book is fabulously researched and intermixes the current world of this formerly nomadic people with their ancient, ancient history.
Upshot: It's not a 100% fun read, but it is mind-opening.
There's romance, but it's not a romance book persay.
If the unique setting attracts you, give it a look! I love love love it and frankly, there's no better book to read on the toilet.
I really liked the main characters and setting and world. I'm a sucker for musicians and opera, and this book features a fantastic female protagonist who moves in the world of Hapsburg palaces and nobles.
There were a lot of really fun historical details that drew me in the world.
I particularly loved how I could really place myself in the world of 17th century America.
And it is weirdly reflective of our culture right now in some ways? Definitely recommend to turn your head around on the bad guy we see in all our genre faves!
This one was particularly compelling in that it mixes fantasy with an alt-world of cold, Lenin-era ambiance.