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Victoria Goddard

Autor/a de The Hands of the Emperor

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Obres de Victoria Goddard

The Hands of the Emperor (2018) 258 exemplars
Stargazy Pie (2016) 104 exemplars
The Return of Fitzroy Angursell (2020) 95 exemplars
At the Feet of the Sun (2022) 91 exemplars
Petty Treasons (2021) 71 exemplars
Bee Sting Cake (2017) 65 exemplars
The Redoubtable Pali Avramapul (2022) 57 exemplars
Whiskeyjack (2018) 56 exemplars
Blackcurrant Fool (2019) 48 exemplars
The Bride of the Blue Wind (2017) 44 exemplars
Love in a Mist (2020) 43 exemplars
Plum Duff (2021) 42 exemplars
Derring-Do for Beginners (2023) 37 exemplars
Till Human Voices Wake Us (2014) 36 exemplars
The Warrior of the Third Veil (2017) 33 exemplars
Those Who Hold the Fire (2022) 33 exemplars
Aurelius (to be called) Magnus (2022) 30 exemplars
The Game of Courts 28 exemplars
Terec and the Wild (2022) 28 exemplars
Clary Sage (2023) 28 exemplars
In the Company of Gentlemen (2018) 27 exemplars
The Saint of the Bookstore (2022) 24 exemplars
The Bone Harp (2024) 24 exemplars
Traveller's Joy 13 exemplars
Terec and the Wall 10 exemplars
The Connoisseur: A Short Story (2020) 3 exemplars
ATFOTS Further Bonus Scenes (2023) 2 exemplars
ATFOTS Bonus Chapters (2022) 2 exemplars
Rook 2 exemplars
Bonus Scene - End of HOTE (2022) 2 exemplars
Sheherezade (2014) 1 exemplars
Inkebarrow 1 exemplars

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While His Radiancy is off on adventures finding his heir, Cliopher is fulfilling his duties as the Viceroy of Zunidh and head of the government, preparing to hand the government off when he and his friend both retire. But he rather wishes he could be on adventures, too, and his misses his friend, His Radiance, the last Emperor of Astandalas, greatly.

Whew boy, where do I even start? That plot summary doesn't even come close to a true plot summary of this sprawling sequel to both The Hands of the Emperor and The Return of Fitzroy Angursell, but I had so much fun seeing how everything developed that I hesitate to give anything away. And yet, how do I talk about my reactions to the book in a review that is cohesive without abounding in spoiler tags? Well. Suffice it to say, then, that I enjoyed returning to Cliopher's story. I had thought a lot of his hesitancy about himself had been resolved in The Hands of the Emperor, but he still has some things to work through here and I did get a little impatient at points when the plot seemed to flag while he vacillated. The characters, though, are fantastic and I care deeply about them to the point where I was both laughing with delight and nearly crying when more emotional things happen to them. Getting to see Cliopher go off on an adventure of his own was very satisfying, and seeing him become the equal - not that he hadn't been, but in his own mind - of his great friend, made me so very happy.… (més)
bell7 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |
This was ok. Kinda over-confusing and under explained. Felt like the author was trying to build a really expansive world, but was unwilling to pay the groundwork for readers to really be able to understand it
mikedowd | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Apr 7, 2024 |
This was a very easy read: Science Fiction just done, not lengthily discussed or even dissected but a fun ride of merely 10.000 words.

Elegant prose, witty dry humour and a fragment of a story that I would have been interested in reading a full-length novel about.

Five stars out of five.

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