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A K Larkwood

Autor(a) de The Unspoken Name

2+ Works 986 Membros 35 Críticas 1 Favorited

Séries

Obras por A K Larkwood

The Unspoken Name (2020) 829 exemplares
The Thousand Eyes (2022) 157 exemplares

Associated Works

Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 117 • February 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor, algumas edições5 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th century
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Locais de residência
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Educação
St John's College, Cambridge
Prémios e menções honrosas
Astounding Award Nominee for Best New Writer (2021, 2022)

Membros

Discussions

Free Book From Tor em Science Fiction Fans (Março 2021)

Críticas

It's a pity. I think this had real potential. The world is interesting, and the characters could have been engaging. I just think it lacked depth. I feel I could almost have been invested, but the events were told as if moving chess pieces on a board, setting things up to get through the storyline, instead of immersing you in it and making you care. And I really think it was close. It was nearly great.
 
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zjakkelien | 31 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2024 |
This is the kind of book where I can see the issues—slightly slow, wobbly start; the pacing in the mid-section could do with tightening—but I also don't care that much about them very much. Reading The Unspoken Name felt like a ride in a rollercoaster where you're winched along very gradually and slowly and you think eh, this is maybe not going to be that—and then ohhhhhhh shiiiiiit you're flipped over the edge of a very long drop and then the next thing you register is the end of the ride and your hair's a mess and you're grinning.

This metaphor has gotten away from me.

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is: if you dig queer coming-of-age-stories, an Emperor's Hand-esque figure working out their own self-worth, creepy Ancient Gods and their weird-ass death cults, Fun With Tropes, and young women rejecting a world that wants to treat them as disposable, give this a whirl! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
… (mais)
 
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siriaeve | 31 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |
The positives on this book is that there's great storytelling, new world and interesting ways to travel. The downside is I feel that the story jumped around entirely too much and fast-forwarded way too quickly. I feel the last 30 pages was a slide into home plate on its face. When I read the last few chapters I was very disappointed at how quickly everything unraveled
 
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jdesjardins | 31 outras críticas | Oct 9, 2023 |
Really good. Draws you in.
 
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juliais_bookluvr | 31 outras críticas | Mar 9, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
2
Also by
1
Membros
986
Popularidade
#26,111
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
35
ISBN
29
Línguas
1
Marcado como favorito
1

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