The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is not only a solid continuation of the first book, but a full-on expansion to the dark fantasy/SF mix that we had begun with. The ice planet was, after all, a colony world.
What we didn't have much on was how or why. We also didn't have anything on how long or why it became so dystopian. Fortunately, we get a lot of goodies in this novel, not shirking the big cool powers or adventure.
Multiple characters, tons of neat stuff in the mountain, and plenty of reveals to keep us all going. I'm reminded very pleasurably of some of Mr. Lawrences's early work and the combined pleasure of his worldbuilding, overlapping and blending, is turning this into something rather awesome.
I can't wait for more!
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