| (31 Dec 2017)|
|I'm actually friends with the author! I love this book. The story has good pacing, and there is always something that keeps me turning the page - oftentimes with my heart in my throat. I like that there is a deeper reason for the plot, with the complicated lemur politics that Angela has concocted. There has been a wealth of research that has gone into this story, and that is evident on almost every page, I think. Angela described this to me as "like Game of Thrones, but with lemurs", and I think her assessment is not far off. There's also shades of what appealed to me about my favorite book, Watership Down: that the story is entirely composed of animals, anthropomorphized to the point where they HAVE a society (and mythology, and legends, and culture) of their own, but not to the point where they're wearing little waistcoats and driving motorcars (and have therefore become little more than humans in animal form. Ahem. I'm looking at you, Wind in the Willows.)|
All in all a very satisfying read, A+, will definitely buy and read the sequel.