I’ll be honest; I initially bought this book because one of the main characters shared my name. I really like my name, it’s beautiful, and unique, and I thought, “Gee, I can’t wait to read about this other Annalise and how cool she is.”
She was pretty damn cool.
Mary Holland’s Bone Road is one of those books that is so chock full of creativity, and flavor, and action that, despite only being 376 pages long, finishing the book felt a lot like finishing a fully fleshed out trilogy. The world building was glorious. So much is packed into this novel, from ancient customs and rituals, to nomads, to reincarnation, to what essentially boils down to an incredibly technologically advanced version of realspace Sims (I’m keeping that last little spoiler vague on purpose.)
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