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Empress of Forever
Empress of Forever | Max Gladstone
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A classic space opera...a universe weve never seen before. Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author From Hugo Award finalist Max Gladstone comes a smart, swashbuckling, wildly imaginative adventure; the saga of a rag-tag team of brilliant misfits, dangerous renegades, and enhanced outlaws in a war-torn future. A wildly successful innovator to rival Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, Vivian Liao is prone to radical thinking, quick decision-making, and reckless action. On the eve of her greatest achievement, she tries to outrun people who are trying to steal her success. In the chilly darkness of a Boston server farm, Viv sets her ultimate plan into motion. A terrifying instant later, Vivian Liao is catapulted through space and time to a far future where she confronts a destiny stranger and more deadly than she could ever imagine. The end of time is ruled by an ancient, powerful Empress who blesses or blasts entire planets with a single thought. Rebellion is literally impossible to consider--until Vivian Liao arrives. Trapped between the Pridea ravening horde of sentient machinesand a fanatical sect of warrior monks who call themselves the Mirrorfaith, Viv must rally a strange group of allies to confront the Empress and find a way back to the world and life she left behind. A magnificent work of vivid imagination and universe-spanning action, Empress of Forever is a feminist Guardians of the Galaxy crossed with Star Wars and spiced with the sensibility and spirit of Iain M. Banks and William Gibson.
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Mentallofilth
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Not as strong as Gladstone‘s brilliant Craft Sequence, but absolutely engaging regardless. There are more bits here I skimmed than Gladstone‘s more character-driven Craft books, big space battles that didn‘t grip me as I hoped, but the world building is, as always, absolutely top shelf, and Viv is one of Gladstone‘s great leads : Driven, damaged, brilliant, but with a core of vulnerability that helps her stand out.

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KtheBookwyrm
Empress of Forever | Max Gladstone
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Unfortunately, I just can‘t get into this book. I love Mac Gladstone‘s Craft Sequence and so had very high hopes for this, but I just wasn‘t sucked in by the story. I may try to read it again later, but for now it‘s adios.

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KtheBookwyrm
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This was one of my highly anticipated reads of the year because I love Max Gladstone‘s Craft Sequence. However, I‘ve been reading it since Monday and have barely gotten past the 100 page mark. I haven‘t felt inspired to pick it up and I don‘t know why. So I‘m going to set it aside for the moment and try something else.

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pasiphae_reads
Empress of Forever | Max Gladstone
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#30JuneBooks

Day 26: #library

These 4 books are from 2 different libraries: the Princeton Public Library and the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library! I own so many books that are still unread, but whenever I go to the library I can‘t stop myself from taking out more!! 🤷🏻‍♀️🙈

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EchoCharlie
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Have I mentioned that I love Max Gladstone?

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EchoCharlie
Empress of Forever | Max Gladstone
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I really ❤ Max Gladstone, so I'm super excited to read this

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AthenaWins
Empress of Forever | Max Gladstone
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Well the ARC I got turned out to be only half the book, but it is really good. Now I'll have to buy the damn thing next month when it releases. Lol.

Anyway. This book is about as action packed as it gets. Be ready for scene after scene to rush forward at full speed. The only down side is I felt a little lost at some places, but I think that was sort of part of it since the MC is lost. Good, strong characters. Lots of fun. I would recommend.