Post by David Goldfarb Post by David DeLaney
Dave, currently reading _The Human Dress_ and enjoying it, humans with magic
in a setting where giant lizard dinosaur-types also still exist and like the
taste of man.
Sounds fun. I've got it on my tablet, but am unlikely to be reading
much of anything not Hugo award related for the next few months.
(I need to read at least a couple volumes each of the books of
the Raksura, the Memoirs of Lady Trent, and Jackson Bennett's
Divine Cities. And then there's the Campbell nominees and the YA Award....)
I have finished The Human Dress. +1, like, would read again. I enjoyed the
totally unexpected yet foreshadowed since before [REDACTED] revelation in
chapter 74; the magic system proved SUITABLY EPIC, as Tyl eventually found out.
(At the start of the book, it gradually comes out that they have the magical
equivalent of chemistry down pretty okay, though no plastics yet; sootstuff,
lifebreath, smallest, and deadair are the ingredients of what? And they have a
glimmering of the underlying Fire and Ice behind nuclear physics. This does
not initially help much against the invasion of corpsesuckers, clearly a deadly
variety of vampire, from no known source, though they're also clearly Made
Saw one typo, in chapter 1 somewhere, and one odd word choice, in chapter 81,
which may be okay from my being unfamiliar wuith a particular archaic
I also can tell that though this is QUITE FIRMLY NOT in the Commonweal's
setting, shadows of it run all through it - it was born out of this, which just
makes me gladder to own it (and more impatient for books 4-6, of course.)
Dave-Bob says two three-toed claws and two small shadowy raptors up!
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