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  • Fun combo of science and magic

    ***Spoilers*** While not laugh out loud funny, this book was quite funny and fun, which are two different things. Many aspects of the world were diametrically opposed. The world was a post-apocalyptic nightmare, yet most of the action takes place in a truly utopian city, free from hunger and poverty. There was also an interesting mix of magic and science, and oddly I thought the nano-tech was a lttle bit too close to magic. Conversely, the magic was described in a pretty scientific way. The kind of way SF writers have alway tried to deal with telekinesis and the like. I liked all the characters and was rooting for both sides until we were introduced to Doje who was a little over-the-top evil. I always despair of characters who are "stupid evil". In this case, when Hamilcar Pande is offering Doje protection, he monologues about his wealth and power. What an idiot. When you have people on your side, you try to keep them on your side, not denigrate them. I think the audience is pretty capable of deciding someone is evil based on their actions and history. It may take more time, but it make more sense than using short-hand to hit the reader over the head. (Hollywood needs to learn that the head of a successful organization doesn't need to kill some underlings to prove he's evil, and in real life, who would work for a psycho who randomly kills team members.) Gurkha Bhan Gurung must have been more charismatic than he appeared in the book because there were two or three times when Melek Ahmar asks himself why he is following Gurung's suggestions. Each time I was thinking, this is a god who claims to crush things on a whim and literally eats goats raw! How did Gurung live to be in the last chapter?

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