Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Waiting on Wednesday: Liar's Moon by Elizabeth C. Bunce
In StarCrossed, the reader is introduced to a sneak thief named Digger, who takes up with a group of nobles to escape capture for theft by the secret police when a job goes awry and her lover is killed. Little does she know that this particular group of nobles, hidden away in their wintry fortress, where Digger is posing as a lady's maid, are involved in an incipient religious civil war. All this is related to magic, which Digger can see but not practice. Digger is a fascinating narrator, used to hiding in the shadows, witty, but also damaged.
Also, both books are set in a high fantasy setting that reads like the Renaissance in terms of clothing, book-making, etc. Bunce is working within a world she's been building since she was a teenager, so the religious systems and history are well thought out, without threatening the integrity of the story.
In short, I highly recommend reading Elizabeth C. Bunce's novels and I anxiously look forward to another volume of the Thief Errant series and anything else she may choose to publish.