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This is not typical OSC, and I have read/heard most of his fiction. This story was fascinating. The narration (character portrayals) by Willis were superb. If you want science fiction, this is not for you probably, but if you like Koontz, as I do, then you will probably enjoy this book as much as I did. This is the first title in 3 years with Audible that I have listened to twice.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Being a fan of both Orson Scott Card and urban fantasy, I had to listen to this title. It starts out well and, like every Card title, it has some very well-developed characters, but eventually it turns into something much less like what I've come to expect from OSC and much more like S.P. Somtow's Valentine books. The Shakespeare references, the portrayal of Christianity as a front, and the vagueness of the parameters and functions of magic all reminded me of Somtow.
Worth listening, but not on the same level of excellence as his SF. Charles DeLint has little to fear.
17 of 20 people found this review helpful
Beautifully narrated, with an unusual story. This kept me very well entertained.
In his afterword the author speaks of trying to write a book with a black hero.My impression is that he has caught the right voice