|Submitted by Anonymous|
(Mar 13, 2001)
I sort of "borrowed" this book from a stingy friend who said I couldn't, because she hadn't read it. I have to tell you, this was a severe oversight on her part. I think I just liked the cover, but the story was so cool! Tiamat was such an unusual place, with unheard of rules of existence, people who were willing to self-destruct for utterly lame reasons, and the dichotomy of Arienrhod and Moon Summer, in love with the same man but different aspects of him, wow! There were good cops, bad cops, lofty aspirations, the old destiny-fate thing, should we try to change it, but the detail in the tale, and the symbolism of the masks-. The descriptions of the various aspects of this world and the few other worlds that were visited were rich and evocative, and beautifully named The best line came at the end, which will tell you about this book better than I can-- and a good thing to wish one another with a life enriched by this author-- "May you live in interesting times!"