Don’t read this book if you’re tired of fantasy societies where the economy makes sense.
Don’t read this book if you’re tired of fantasy that contains a complex religion that sounds better than most real life alternatives.
Don’t read this book if you’re tired of women characters that are more than strong and sexy. With real feelings. Who bump up against glass ceilings AND walls.
Don’t read this book if you dislike premises that explore the human side of a complex scientific phenomenon in a way that makes it infinitely more interesting than..the math of it.
Don’t read this book if you don’t want to see a hero face the shades of evil and ambition that lie within all of us. If you’re afraid of a metaphorical mirror being held up to your psyche and constantly asking, what if my flaws are the fatal ones?
Don’t read this book if you hate villains that are so complex they might not be all bad.
Don’t read this book if you’re afraid to wonder if, in another life, you ended up with your ex, the one who got away, took the bribe, ended up being a killer, or were murdered for having morals.
Don’t read this book if you don’t want to understand what it is like to carry around the lives of the dead, and mourn the incarnations of ourselves that represent what could have been, like Jacob Marley’s chains. To have regrets…and be forced to live with them.
Don’t read this book if you hate stories where the main character is hopelessly in love with someone it is impossible for them to be with, yet they desperately belong together.
Don’t read this book if you can’t understand what it’s like to feel like you don’t belong anywhere. In any part of the multiverse.
Don’t take my word for it. Read the book.
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