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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (2021, Tordotcom) 4 stars

It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; …

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Locklands (2022, Random House Worlds) 5 stars

Sancia, Clef, and Berenice have gone up against plenty of long odds in the past. …

We were builders. And we decided that when we died, we would turn our bodies to ash and mix the ash with the mud and the clay. And then we formed bricks of it, and we built our homes and our towers and our walls from them, from our loved ones, so they would be with us, the People, forever.

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Enchanters' End Game (1984) 2 stars


The quest was over. The Orb of Aldur was restored. And …

The Belgariad

2 stars

So. The Belgariad is a pretty no-frills fantasy chosen one epic that spans five books. It has some unique aspects, like the world and religion/magic systems, but it's severely flawed, particularly in its depiction of women.

Women in the Belgariad have three types of interactions with men: - Nagging them into getting their way - Seducing them into getting their way - Being patronized

Incidentally, I'll be pretty happy if I never see a woman's appearance described as "lush" or "overripe" again.