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Review: Under the Pendulum Sky

Under the Pendulum Sun - Jeannette Ng

DNF at 34%. Queen Mab has finally appeared on the scene, but I'm tired and bored and increasingly convinced that the narrator is going to either fuck her brother or reveal that they have previously been lovers.

 

Impending incest or not, this just isn't the book for me. The prose is great. There just isn't enough action for my bloodthirsty tastes. Like the narrator, I long to flee the grueling repetition of being stuck in the same manner with the same odd people and take to the wilds. Sadly, when she does finally break and make a run for it, she almost immediately turns around.

 

Probably great for fans of Goblin Emperor, another excellent novel I couldn't get into.