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Publisher Description

A HUGO AWARD FINALIST!

WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL, 2020!

New York Times bestselling and Alex, Nebula, and Hugo-Award-winning author Seanan McGuire introduces readers to a world of amoral alchemy, shadowy organizations, and impossible cities in the standalone fantasy, Middlegame.

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.

Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.

A USA Today Bestseller, and named as one of Paste Magazine's 30 Best Fantasy Novels of the Decade!

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2019
May 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
528
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tom Doherty Associates
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

SpeakerToManagers ,

She Constructs Roads

Seanan McGuire is an architect of stories, and here she has constructed a complex story about 2 special people who may be the incarnation of an all-powerful alchemical principle, looking for and traveling the Improbable Road to the Impossible City. The writing is as good as anything McGuire has done ( a very high bar indeed), but what I found most intriguing is the care and shaping of the story by what isn’t said or is held back until the exact right time. The road here twists and turns, often back onto itself, and the characters turn and twist as well, revealing themselves to the reader as they do.

This book is infused with a deep knowledge of both the power of myth and the human heart. I found it very engaging and extremely satisfying. In other words, I loved it, and recommend it most heartily.

cclee012 ,

Love love love

Such. A. Great. Read!!
I did not expect ANY of this and had to reread it twice to fully appreciate the complexity of the book. And it was fun to reread it since after reading the ending, it makes all that much more sense. Highly recommend

MarkWhiteLotus ,

Total snooze

Terrible book. Authors establishes the premise early but it was a “so what,” and “who cares.”

Save yourself the money this is simply very boring book. Overladen character development with little story and plot development.

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