Thursday, September 11, 2014

Book Review: Green by Jay Lake


Author: Jay Lake
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: February 15, 2011
Series: Green Universe
 Book Rating 4/5
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Publisher's Description 
Her exquisite beauty and brilliant mind were not enough to free her from captivity. That took her skills with a knife, plus the power of a goddess.

She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name--her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan…and the skills of an assassin…she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke’s collection of beauties. She calls herself Green.

The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke’s city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.

Acclaimed author Jay Lake has created a remarkable character in Green, and evokes a remarkable world in this novel. Green and her struggle to survive and find her own past will live in the reader’s mind a long time after the book is closed.

Book Received: Gifted

Why I Picked it up:  The cover first grab my attention. It looked interesting and different. The story was something familiar and not. At the type I had been playing Assassin's Creed and it was along the same vain. And yet new. 

Why I finished it: It is rich in detail. I know the cities , I was there. The world that was created is living. It dose not fall back to heavily on the known world. Very rarely do we see glimpse of our ancient world and yet it is familiar . We learn as Green learns. There is no prejudice in how the world should be viewed. The writing and the story telling in the book are wonderful 

Who I would give it to: Fans of assassin novels. And to people who want a female lead. 

Have a berry orange day,

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