City of Stairs

Robert Jackson Bennett
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City of Stairs - Robert Jackson Bennett


...All in all I thought City of Stairs was a very interesting novel. It has a complex multilayer plot and a very satisfying resolution. The world Bennett created for this novel is not your standard fantasyland but a fully developed, slightly magical place. The way Bennett works magic, religion and technology into his story is absolutely fascinating and Bennett clearly gave a lot of thought to what would happen to a culture that finds itself without a past, at the mercy of a more technologically advanced colonizer. Where fantasy often chooses the point of view of the colonist, this novel pays attention to the consequences of forcing a change of direction for a whole culture. This one is definitely a recommended read.

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