Reclusive Duck Woman. Artist. Writer. GR Refugee.
What I liked about this book:
The premise was wonderful and very original. The descriptions of the Pali Boys, the floating city, the factions, the blood rape, and the monkeys *shudders*, were simply fantastic!
What I didn't like:
The ending became nothing more than one huge battle, which bored me. I'm not saying it could have been averted, but there you have it. My other issue was with who was 'evil' and who wasn't. I didn't like the type-casting of some of the cultural groups, and the clear bias towards others. On the one hand, the message seemed to be that it was what was inside, that mattered, yet there were absolutely no favourable characters among certain cultural groups. This grew more irritating as the book progressed, and lowered my overall enjoyment, and therefore the rating.