This is one of those books that makes you wonder if your own imagination was some how truncated. Huso paints a Timothy Leary type civilization with overtones of steam-punk. Caliph Howl is called to lead his nation and finds himself surrounded by treachery.
Huso’s rich environment is populated by characters and things that are right out of a Rod Serling nightmare. The settings are detailed and frequently nightmarishly populated. Caliph is a young man with a troubled past and an iron will. His relationship with his personal “witch” is complex and fraught with peril.
The plot is Machiavellian in it’s boxwood maze of treachery and betrayal. This book is much like a plate of your favorite Christmas cookies. It has something everyone enjoys, some things that you would never eat and you can keep yourself from going back for more. I look forward to the conclusion of this duology, Black Bottle.
I highly recommend the book.
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