The short: 4/5 ✦. A stunning novel of complex character motivations, unspeakable injustice, and magic statues, only just falling short of its predecessor.
The short: 4.5/5 ✦. A truly amazing novel that takes every SF/F convention and turns it on its stereotypical head. There’s earthquakes, pain, rock creatures, sacrifice, Evil Earth, and multi-faceted characters who must battle for their very existence.