Saturday, April 28, 2012

All Things Wicked

All Things Wicked by Karina Cooper
is part of her 'Dark Mission' series.  It is a dark tale filled with violence and miscommunication.  An intriguing picture of Seattle after earthquakes and floods have destroyed much of civilization.  A new city has been built on the shaky foundation consisting of the ruins of old Seattle but there is a fault under the city connecting to something called the Old Sea Trench.  Mysterious barcode tattoos set some of the people apart but knowledge of the meaning behind the markings is vague.  A combination of magic and science characterizes life in this danger-filled world that includes warring factions of witches, deadly Church missionaries and political machinations.  The story was a little intense for my tastes and I found some of the violent interactions a bit gratuitous especially when they morphed into the intense intimate encounters between Juliet and Caleb.  My Amazon review is at this link.

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