by Author Dave de Burgh
Wade has written a considered and carefully crafted tale here, one that merges different genres not only well but in interesting and exciting ways.
He allows his characters to grow in the reader's mind, giving them to space and time to continuously define themselves, while also expanding and exploring the world they live in without dumping info on the reader or bogging down the narrative.
His tale also creates new cultures and magic while subtly twisting our own history, so don't be surprised if you read about something that sounds familiar.
My only issue is that the book is a slow read, but that may be because I'm used to reading fast paced tales - one thing is for sure: this is a novel that builds subtly and consistently, showing Wade to be a writer and storyteller who has great control and a vast imagination.