Five Odd Honors

Jane Lindskold, Author . Tor $27.99 (367p) ISBN 978-0-7653-1702-5

In 2008's Thirteen Orphans and 2009's Nine Gates , Brenda Morris discovered she had magical abilities through her connection to the Chinese power of the Rat. At her father's insistence, she tries to return to college and her normal life, but the Lands Born from Smoke and Sacrifice won't let go of her so easily. The Exiles have the chance to return to the Lands and bring five of their dead back to our world, but once they open a gate, they find the Lands have been corrupted by a powerful entity that now threatens other realms. While stepping up the offstage violence, Lindskold maintains a focus on Chinese folklore and interpersonal connection, and her characters work through their problems in dialogue as often as action. Urban fantasy fans looking for something a little more mellow will enjoy this foray. (May)

Reviewed on: 03/01/2010
Release date: 05/01/2010
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