by Marie Brennan – I truly enjoyed this book. It has wonderful worldbuilding, sympathetic POV characters, excellent imagery, realistic dialogue, a creative plot with a unique problem, and an unexpected-but-logical resolution. It was easy to immerse myself in… and long enough to make it a satisfying soak.
And as Warrior is the first of two already available books in this world, I can dive right into book two without delay. Even if that weren’t the case, I wouldn’t feel cheated. The author was able to resolve the personal conflicts of our two main POV characters well, as well as set into motion the problems of book two, without leaving me feeling frustrated and “cliffhangered,” so to speak. (What?! If it isn’t a word, it ought to be!)
Highly recommended. (finished 8/24/14)