R: Recommended (This is at the top of the pile.)
Creative Must (Does something different really well.)
I loved the premise of this book: Instead of the Library of Alexandria disappearing, it becomes the “impartial” reservoir of all knowledge. Written books are supposed to be handed over to the Library, which leads to an extensive black market trade. There was a lot to like about this book, and I’m glad the author’s already working on book 2!
Diverse characters, full of personality
Bits of ephemera between chapters to flesh out back story
Main character learns to accept himself as an individual
Just enough description, great world-building
Homosexual relationship presented as accepted
Sometimes the pace seemed distracted or slowed
Character deaths, they were logical mostly, I just hate when named characters die 😦
This is definitely something everyone should read and share with their friends as soon as possible!
I received this uncorrected proof in exchange for an honest review through AceRocStars. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel soon!