30 Days of Genre: Day 21

Ria, over on Bibliotropic has started a new meme in which we discuss thirty topics on genre in thirty days. For a full list of topics covered, see my first post on this meme.

Day 21 – Genre novel with the most interesting character interactions
I’m going to go the completely unexpected direction and say Sam Sykes’ Tome of the Undergates. I love the way his characters interact. They seem to hate each other with a passion, but there is a lot more to it than that, which Sykes shows in tantalizing flashes, rather than telling us. Whether it’s the weird love-hate relationship between Lenk and Kataria or the strange feelings Asper seems to have for Dreadalon or even that Denaos isn’t so self-involved and cowardly as he likes to think. All of this is combined with a high dose of snark and snipping, which had me snorting with laughter several times. I can’t wait till Black Halo is released in the UK to see how these characters develop and what they get up to next.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07389928365091431462 Ria

    I started reading this book a little while ago, but put it down in favour of some review copies. I really ought to get back to it. You're right, it did have some really amusing character interactions going on!

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