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Ann Somerville grew up in one of Australia’s prettiest small cities. In 1989, she left Australia with a BA and a burning ambition to see more of the world and its people, and to discover this ‘culture’ thing people kept telling her about. In 2006, she returned home to Southeast Queensland with two more degrees, an English husband, and a staggering case of homesickness, vowing never to leave Australia again.
Ann writes mostly science fiction and fantasy, and most stories feature LGBT characters.
on Feb. 18, 2012 :
OMG! I loved this! But on the other hand I hated how Ren and Dek were estranged. I loved them as a couple in "Cold Frot", so the way their relationship had deteriorated had my skin crawling. Anyway, no matter how much it rubbed me the wrong way, I could see how likely it was when two strong and determined personalities clash like Ren and Dek obviously did.
The love/hate I have for this story makes me give this story 4.5 stars. I would have given it 5 stars, but because I really really didn't like their relationship makes me retract half a star. Just can't help it. All of this is my personal opinion and it should definitely not discourage others from reading this, because it's a wonderful but depressing story, but a great way of ending this story.
Applause for another impeccable story by Ann Somerville, one of my favorite authors!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on April 30, 2011 :
A great follow-up to "Cold Front". An inventive story world with interesting characters.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)