mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
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The Harpy's Eggs. (20)

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.

The Wolf's jaws chattered,
gattling a song of lead death
amongst the witches.

I've been sitting on this for a while trying to find something to say about it but it is hard! I liked it a lot; it is the second book in the Grisha Trilogy, an evocative young adult fantasy epic with a sort of Russian bent. I've always been a sucker for the word "darkling"-- talk to a junior high Mordicai & he won't shut up about it-- so I'm a fan of the series, right there. The thing is, it is a very plot driven series! I have a hard time, you know, having anything to say about it on a critical level. I guess the big addition in this book is the addition of a romantic rival-- you've gotta have that triangle, right?-- & I guess I'm rooting for that guy? Yeah, Sturmhond is my dude, I'd put my chips on him. He's the only one with an agenda! Well, & the Apparat but like, a lesson to learn from history: don't bet on Rasputin. He's only like, 75% bulletproof. Hey, do you remember that time Bridget said I danced like a young Rasputin? Of course, now I'm older. & I have a beard. So I guess I'm like a regular Rasputin? Anyhow, so...yeah, like I said. This is a plot heavy book, & the middle of an arc, so it is tough to have something concrete to say. Shadow monsters & machine guns, okay? Not quite "vampire in a rocketship" but it'll do, pig.

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