Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Etched City by K.J. Bishop

First sentence:

"There were no milestones in the Copper Country."


"'Have you seen a split cranium, growing flowers like a window box? I saw that, a mere hour ago...'

Fleeing the ghosts of their past, a healer and a killer escape from the ruined Copper Country to the city of Ashamoil. But as they salvage new lives from the debris of the old, they will discover that the ghosts of the past are also the ghosts of the future.

In the Etched City, art will infect life, dream and waking fuse, and splendid and frightening miracles will bloom." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was a good depiction of a world in which the fantastical becomes real. I liked the interactions between the characters, especially Gwynn and the Rev.

Date read: 11/20/2008
Book #: 80
Challenges: Fall into Reading Challenge 2008, Initials Reading Challenge, Naming Convention Challenge
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Dark Fantasy

ISBN-10: 1405041609
ISBN-13: 978194951607
Publisher: Tor
Year: 2003
# of pages: 332
Binding: Trade Paperback
LibraryThing page

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