Megan Lindholm, |
Harpy's Flight (which, while it read as a stand-alone book, is apparently one of several set in author Megan Lindholm's world) focuses on the relationships between the humans and the harpies. Some humans hate them; some worship them. What happens when these collide? The harpies are well-drawn, though -- and this might be a spoiler -- in the end it looks like they are using their worshippers as dupes.
Ki isn't having any of that, given her experiences. Her choices were ambiguous; she clung to memories even when they were hurting her. The plot was well-crafted to show character growth, particularly Ki's tentative transition between mourning the past and having a future. Other characters also grew and changed. The plot and pacing were excellent, well handled via a series of flips between the current situation and flashbacks.
I am pleased to see there are more in this series. Although there are no cliffhangers and all plot threads were resolved, the world and the writing are fascinating enough that I look forward to reading more.
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28 June 2014
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