As a fantasy author with a science fiction slant, I’ve developed an interest in astronomy: here’s a new cluster of five review stars deep in cyberspace. Thanks to The Book Huntress (Danielle) for this informative review of The Riddler’s Gift.
If you’re studying for something like the LAMDA Speaking Verse and Prose examinations, this would be a very useful analysis of this fantasy novel. The review outlines the magic system, characters, setting and themes in The Riddler’s Gift very well, as well as making some detailed comments about the story:
“The magical system was one part science, one part high mathematics (those parts had me scratching my head a bit), one part spiritual, and one part philosophical.”
“… each person fights an intimate battle against evil [...] It might not be easy, but we can choose to do what’s right. We might fall, and fail ourselves and others, but that doesn’t mean the war is over. We pick ourselves up again to fight the next battle. So there is always hope, in the end.”
“… a story that had a shining heart, which was what stood out to me from the beginning, despite some of the very dark elements.”
Nip over to Daneille’s blog to study the review further.