Thursday, March 29, 2018

Seven complicated sibling bonds in sci-fi & fantasy books

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog Nicole Hill tagged seven complicated sibling bonds in science fiction & fantasy books, including:
Kai and Ley
The Ruin of Angels, by Max Gladstone

The streets of Agdel Lex are dicey, prone to shifting at a moment’s notice, and are difficult to fully trust. Something similar can be said of the strained relationship between priestess Kai Pohala and her ne’er-do-well sister Ley. There’s a considerable amount of baggage between them (and even more of it once Ley ensnares her ex-girlfriend in a new and dangerous scheme), and not a little bit of envy and jealousy. In her own way, each feels inadequate to her wildly different sister. The dynamics propel the action and heighten the tension of the sixth, largely standalone installment of Max Gladstone’s addictive series of fantasy adventures-cum-legal thrillers, as Ley embarks on a plot that puts her on the wrong side of the law and Kai tries desperately to figure out her sister, and a plan to save her.
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--Marshal Zeringue