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Review: In the Courts of the Sun

Author: Brian D’Amato
Hardcover: 704 pages
Publisher: Dutton Adult; March 26, 2009

This is a fairly long review, so if you’re reading this for a simple thumbs up or down, let’s get that out of the way right now.

Yes, this is a genre book. Despite an understandable, potential confusion in categorization this novel is solidly in science fiction territory. It is neither simple historical fiction, orthodox time travel tale, or pure apocalyptic thriller, although there are elements of all these things in the novel. Good novels, like intelligent readers, can manage more than one thing at a time. It is a large, complex and impeccably researched book populated by characters and events that will be welcomely familiar (or enticingly alien) to genre readers. I recommend this book.

Now, if you’re still with me, in the spirit of haruspical gaming central to the novel, let’s roll the entrails.

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Posted in Books & Authors August 3rd, 2009 by Shadow
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