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Game of Cages (Twenty Palaces series, book 2)

By Harry Connolly

Game of Cages (Twenty Palaces series, book 2)

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Started reading:
2011-11-18 08:05:52
Finished reading:
2011-11-22 09:39:22

Review

Rating: 6

“A secret high-stakes auction. As a wealthy few gather to bid on a predator capable of destroying all life on earth, the sorcerers of the Twenty Palace society mobilize to stop them. Caught up in the scramble is Ray Lilly, the lowest of the low in the society–an ex-car thief and the expendable assistant of a powerful sorcerer. Ray possesses exactly one spell to his name, along with a strong left hook. But when he arrives in the small town of North Cascades where the bidding is to take place, the predator has escaped and the society’s most powerful enemies are desperate to recapture it. All Ray has to do is survive until help arrives. But it may already be too late.” – from the back cover
Take one “predator” (a creature from outside our own dimension), a reclusive millionaire, and a grab bag of magic practitioners, throw them all together in the classic “town cut off from the outside world” trope and you have a fast-moving roller coaster ride where the outcome ultimately relies on Ray, a “wooden man” for a Peer in the Twenty Palaces Society, doing what needs to be done and sending the predator back to where it belongs.

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