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Written by Patty JansenGenre: Sci-Fi
Mark Lee's Review
What a wonderful story! I read the first chapter, was intrigued, but had to put it down for a while. When I picked it back up, I finished it in less than 24 hours, something quite unheard of for me. I've done it on occasion, but I really have to like a book. This one fit the bill nicely.
The world building was pretty good, but what intrigued me the most about the aliens was their use of pronouns. Without giving you a language lesson, the author immerses you in something that is very much not English. A sentence can change meaning dramatically depending on which "You" you use.
"Delegate, watch your pronouns!"
The action was good, but what made it even better was that it was foreshadowed very well. Very few plot details were introduced without being used later. And I wonder if some of these will be used in the sequel. To me, that's good writing: a character reading a newspaper article, for instance, and the headline being important chapters later, though at the time as reader you aren't sure why.
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