2021-05-27 05:41:46 UTC
The Raven Tower. Anne Leckie.
Brilliant. Great writing, great premise, great plot.
Her science fiction Ancillary Trilogy had brilliant characters and
This is microscopic in comparison.
The narrator is a God and much is in the second person as he recounts
"your" actions in the story.
The great premise is that a god can only speak the truth. When it says
something its life is dependant on that something so if the god can not
make his statement true, his power will dissipate. The source of a god's
power is from his original creation which is enhanced by worship.
The narrating god appears to be thick as a brick because external events
have not been of interest for innumerable centuries.
Leckie's clarity of science fiction writing has been transferred to the
Raven Tower with fantasy based on logic rather than arbitrary magic
randomly produced to startle or advance plot. I hope she writes more.