Monday, June 05, 2006

The Anvil of the World

By Kage Baker.

This is an odd book. A successful assassin is trying to retire (again), but it seems his abilities just won't leave him alone. He flees to another country and becomes a caravan master, and trouble finds him in the form of Lord Ermenwyr, who is somewhere between a quarter and a half demon. Oddly enough, the nature of demons in this tale seems to be that they understand crop rotation and know how to do autopsies, unlike the rather wasteful "Children of the Sun", who are apparently human.

Anyway. I guess this book was entertaining enough, but only for a light read. Frequent references to sex and a general lack of depth make it something I don't think I'll read twice.

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