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Wolfhound Century Wolfhound Century #1Investigator Vissarion Lom has been Wolfhound Century PDFEPUB #228 summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police A totalitarian state wo Received to review via NetgalleyThere’s something compelling about Wolfhound Century; when people talk about the beautiful style and language they’re uite right And the comparisons to Miéville are also I think fair My issue was that it was all weirdly half familiar — sort of Russian sort of a mystery sort of a thriller — and I couldn’t catch hold of any of it to really follow a thread through the story Lom is okay as a character but he feels empty like a cipher That doesn’t really get any better for me over the course of the book and generally everything else gave me that same impressionFor me there were so many bits I wanted of — the forest creatures — and bits I just didn’t enjoy like pretty much anything relating to the angels because they seemed so devoid of explanationIn the end I have to confess I gave up and skimmed Miéville has to catch me in the right mood too so I might be willing to try again some other time But I really didn’t get into it despite wanting to and finding the writing itself compellingOriginally posted here


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kindle Ä Wolfhound Century Wolfhound Century #1 Hardcover read Ó dogsalonbristol ´ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ Wolfhound Century Wolfhound Century #1 ⚣ Author Peter Higgins – Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to the capital in order to caRn down by an endless war must be seen to crush home grown insurgents with an iron fist But Lom discovers Mirgorod to be corrupted than he imagined a murky world of secret police and revolutionaries cabaret c WOLFHOUND CENTURY is a promising debut novel both well conceived and original It's a fantasy world based on the Soviet Union under Stalin although I noted a couple of references to Hitler as well run on cruel magics of brute power and domination faced off against the remnants of an older magical force apparently based on Slavic folk tales It's an interesting and original world that I would have liked to see explored in depth Higgins is also a smart enough writer to make both his hero Vissarion Lom a sensitive officer of the secret police in the mold of THE LIVES OF OTHERS and his villain Josef Kantor a megalomaniac with dangerous charisma both essentially products of the cruel system into which they were bornBut while Higgins was good at conceiving his novel I had a couple of strong problems with his execution First there's a major flaw in the world building none of the characters not even the secret police seem nearly paranoid enough in their day to day behavior to fit a book that's supposed to evoke the Stalinist purges The terror of the system that the characters lived under often seems notional rather than actual Secondly the main characters are well conceived but their backstory isn't well integrated in their current character arcs Kantor is established as a survivor of a gulag euivalent but this attitude doesn't do enough to distinguish him from a standard power mad Big Bad His charisma also seems under dramatized and I would liked to see what made him appealing to other peopleWhile this meant that WOLFHOUND CENTURY never uite rose above the level of 'interesting' I appreciated that Peter Higgins was trying for something than standard fantasy and I look forward to seeing if he can achieve his ambition in subseuent volumes

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Lubs and doomed artists Lom has been chosen because he is an outsider not involved in the struggle for power within the party And because Wolfhound Century PDF of the sliver of angel stone implanted in his he How to describe this one How to do it justice In Soviet Russia reviews writes you AnywayYes this book takes place in a world that is ours or maybe it is not our world We have a Russia turned Soviet ruled by a ruthless dictator revolutionaries running around in the streets bombing stuff a war with a place called The Archipelago and that is all we learn of that But that is only the beginning There is a vast vast forest there are creatures from Slavic mythology there are Gods that left and there was a war in the sky that broke the moon and made angels fall to earth and die Their flesh used by scientist for their own gain and one of those angels are still alive huge dark and hungry Hey there was even Finnish giant Now you might to understand that this was different In this fascinating world an investigator named Lom is brought to the capital to find a terrorist Instead he finds a conspiracy bigger than anything he could have imagined A city killing itself earth moving beneath his feet and a world that needs to be savedSo it's a mystery fantasy alternate earth detective story Really different and honestly just cool