Monette, Sarah -- Corambis

Conclusion of the Melusine series. I don't think I'm satisfied with Monette's pacing. She tends to have stretches of desperate action and stretches of "actually, we're doing pretty well for ourselves", alternating in ways that don't make for good individual novels. In this case, the first half of the book is a flight into exile, and the second half is... weirdly congenial and low-momentum. Yeah, sheep are dying somewhere, and everybody's got various kinds of trauma going on, but it's not tense. Oh, well, the characters (old and new) are brilliant and lively and I need something to complain about. Worth it anyhow for the pissy academics of magic.

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