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This hop is all about celebrating books that we loved, but that maybe didn’t (or don’t) get all the attention that we think they deserve.
When this sort of thing comes up, the book, or rather books, that I think of first are The Sundering duology by Jacqueline Carey. Carey is famous for the Kushiel’s Dart series, but this pair of stories, Banewreaker and Godslayer, are awesome. It’s one of those stories not just about the ends justifying the means, but how very clear it is that history is written by the victors.
The Sundering is a reverse Lord of the Rings told from the perspective of what ends up being called evil. Except they aren’t evil. It’s not just that they are not evil by their own lights, it’s that they really aren’t evil at all. They just lose the war.
I also asked Galen for an unsung title from his pile, and the first one on his mind was The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach. Eschbach writes in German, but the book is available in an English translation.
It is constructed like a tapestry, drawing together multiple threads, starting first with the story of a planet entirely devoted to making hair carpets for a far-away galactic Emperor. And like a tapestry, as you step back and view the interweaving of the threads, the end result is stunning.
Sounds like one to add to my TBR pile.
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