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READ Servant of the Underworld 107 READ & DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Aliette de Bodard Aliette de Bodard á 7 READ Year One Knife Tenochtitlan the capital of the Aztecs The end of the world is kept at bay only b. Looking for something besides medieval European based fantasy Too many werewolves just looking for love in your reading Tired of airships and clockworks Note I m not even bringing up the zombie references but yes you can have too much of the walking dead Aliette de Bodard s trilogy Obsidian and Blood might just be the solution to the fantasy reader looking to genre bend The first book Servant of the Underworld is a fascinating stand alone book so don t let commitment issues prevent you from readingAcatl tzin the High Priest of the Dead is interrupted in the middle of a ceremony easing the passage to the Underworld for a dead noble Ceyaxochitl the second in command of the Mexica Empire reuests his presence at the scene of a crime A priestess has gone missing from her chambers and all that is left is copious amounts of blood and the odor of jaguar magic Although Ceyaxochitl would normally be in charge of the investigation she has matters of the Empire preoccupying her at the moment and besides the chief suspect is Acatl s estranged brother Acatl s relationship with the Underworld means he is particularly well suited by both magical ability and forensic skills to investigate deaths Unfortunately attempting to clear his brother will mean Acatl will need to confront their mutual animosity As the investigation grows complicated he s forced to take on an aide the cocky Teomitl and even interrogate the gods It seems the missing priestess is at the center of a great power struggle where almost everyone has a stake except Acatl who wants to avoid it Chich n Itz I can t remember any fantasy that s transported me thoroughly to another Earth time and Earth culture What is truly impressive however is that Bodard imbued the story with the feel of belief in the magics and the gods I felt a empathetic connection On her website Bodard states See I m a writer not a historian not a researcher I did my best with a mountain of sources but I m no expert and no Nahuatl so it s highly possible and indeed highly probable that the Obsidian and Blood books include some mistakes I don t believe her the world she created feels authentic than most urban fantasies set in the here and now and the fact that she actually shares further reference reading demonstrates cultural respect than most What is even impressive is that she did it old school science fiction style dropping the reader into a new world without narrative information dumping She admits to a few authorial cultural changes here and there particularly shortening the incredibly multi syllabic names easing up on the human sacrifice and modifying the concept of dual gods but it certainly isn t anything but an expert would recognize What I did note was the sense of place the jungles and floating islands the native foods the elaborate dress With her descriptions I was reminded of ponderous stone statues at the Met the steep stairs at Chich n Itz the rhythm of a Navajo chantJaguar cuauhxicalli sacrificial vessel National Museum of Anthropology Mexico CityThere are a few shortcomings none of much conseuence Occasionally a descriptive phrase or two for a character is repeated Given Bodard s thoroughness in outlining and detail I m guessing the repetition was intended as a person clue as much as the names which are occasionally similar I expected to be uncomfortable with certain cultural aspects given prior knowledge about Aztec human sacrifice but I was unprepared with the freuency of the ritual animal sacrifice Eventually though Bodard helped me came to understand it at least culturally The ending while satisfactory is a bit too neat in some ways as well as falling prey to a common fantasy trope For some readers the cultural immersion might feel too alien in a genre accustomed to wrapping 21st century beliefs in the trappings of whatever time period it chooses to play in I m talking to you neo Victorian steampunkers Most significantly Bodard does so well as the recreating a Meso American culture from 1480 that it is a little challenging to empathize with the characters Come to think of it the way many sci fi and fantasy writers get around the alien culture empathy challenge is to give the reader a modern human to identify with So kudos Bodard for not including a time traveler and challenging the reader to identify with Acatl This isn t a book that will appeal to everyone It isn t a uick breezy beach read it reuires some mental stretching and attention This is the thick homemade dark chocolate version of hot chocolate not the instant Carnation version with little stale marshmallows If that sounds appealing I highly recommend it I m looking forward to the next bookBook trailer and sample chapter available through a link on my blog or Bodard s Cross posted with much better original formatting at The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing is kept at bay only b. 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READ Servant of the Underworld 107 READ & DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Aliette de Bodard Aliette de Bodard á 7 READ High Priest must find her or break the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead. Aztec detective fantasy noir As you do This is a dark and horrific world of blood sacrifice and cruelly capricious gods vividly drawn Our hero is the high priest of Lord Death and must investigate the disappearance of a priestess for which his estranged brother has been framed Gnarly mystery expands into world threatening fantasy action Highly readable if not as assured as the author s recent work and a genuinely fascinating and very well drawn setting Edupreneur is a dark and horrific world of blood sacrifice and cruelly capricious gods vividly drawn Our hero شوهر آهو خانم is the high priest of Lord Death and must The New Sugar Spice investigate the disappearance of a priestess for which his estranged brother has been framed Gnarly mystery expands Harry and Hortense at Hormone High into world threatening fantasy action Highly readable Tales Told in Oz The Wicked Years #05 if not as assured as the author s recent work and a genuinely fascinating and very well drawn setting

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READ Servant of the Underworld 107 READ & DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Aliette de Bodard Aliette de Bodard á 7 READ Y the magic of human sacrifice A Priestess disappears from an empty room drenched in blood Acatl. My expectations had been brought very low about this book but they needn t have been I thought this was a really great urban fantasy that maybe just went on a bit too longCONTENT WARNING just a list of topics view spoiler killing animals body horror including eyes adultery torture hide spoiler The Mystery of Mercy Close in blood Acatl. My expectations had been brought very low about this book but they needn t have been I thought this was a really great urban fantasy that maybe just went on a bit too longCONTENT WARNING just a list of topics view spoiler killing animals body horror Wyrd Sisters including eyes adultery torture hide spoiler


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    FREE DOWNLOAD Servant of the Underworld [PDF/EPUB] (Servant of the Underworld) Aliette de Bodard á 7 READ Looking for something besides medieval European based fantasy? Too many werewolves just looking for love in your reading? Tired of airships and clockworks? Note I’m not even bringing up the zombie references but yes you can have t

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Servant of the Underworld) 35 starsWelcome to Tenochtitlan home to Acatl unenthusiastic High Priest of the Dead and now due to circumstances beyond his control eually unenthusiastic lead investigator in the bloody disappearance of a priestess Unfortunately it’s too close to home to ignore especially once a family member is arrested for the crime But that doesn’t mean he has to be happy about it his uiet life has been ruined and someone’s going to pay for it U

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    Aliette de Bodard á 7 READ [PDF/EPUB] (Servant of the Underworld) Chalchiutlicue Say that uickly ten times without stumblingI didn't read any reviews for Servant of the Underworld before I started I think this is a good thing because the label 'speculative fiction' tends to put me off often than not Speculative fiction that bastard child straddling the fence between literary fiction an

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Servant of the Underworld) This was so different really fascinating Set in the pre Spanish conuest of the Aztec empire we meet Alcatel high priest of the dead He is forced to investigate the death of a priestess in which his brother is implicated and becomes involved in a much bigger problem as a result Really the story revolves around a battle between the old gods and the new the survival of the fifth world at stakeIt seemed slightly strange init

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    Aliette de Bodard á 7 READ [PDF/EPUB] (Servant of the Underworld) I really enjoyed this book for the most part It’s clearly a first novel but a really well done one The setting is fascinating I won’t go into it because you can read the blurb The names are hard to parse and too long to even say in my mind every time I see them but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment at all I wish I’d known there was an index in the back I liked how the actual plot was how the MC came into his own during the cou

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Servant of the Underworld READ & DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Aliette de Bodard Aliette de Bodard á 7 READ My expectations had been brought very low about this book but they needn't have been I thought this was a really great urban fantasy that maybe just went on a bit too longCONTENT WARNING just a list of topics view spoiler killing animals body

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Aliette de Bodard [PDF/EPUB] (Servant of the Underworld) Aliette de Bodard á 7 READ Aztec detective fantasy noir As you do This is a dark and horrific world of blood sacrifice and cruelly capricious gods vividly drawn Our hero is the high priest of Lord Death and must investigate the disappearance of a priestess for which his estranged brother has been framed Gnarly mystery expands into world t

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Servant of the Underworld) Servant of the Underworld by Writers of the Future winner Aliette de Bodard is an interesting and especially for a debut well executed cross genre novel that successfully combines several disparate elements into an original storyIf ever a novel could be called cross genre Servant of the Underworld is it the story is set in the 15th century Aztec empire 1 historical fiction but magic and gods are real 2 fantas

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Servant of the Underworld Aliette de Bodard á 7 READ READ & DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Aliette de Bodard DNF SorryStrike oneThe hunger in his eyes was palpableUnless you usually gauge mood by poking people in the eye then no it wasn't Also when I tweeted it I had several people assume I was reading crappy erotica That

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Servant of the Underworld) I think I admire the idea of this story than I enjoyed reading it The setting and imagination put into this Aztec murder mystery is pretty great but I had a hard time feeling any connection with the characters or their motives and emotional lives I also felt that it lacked the layers I've found in de Bodard's Xuya universe novellas Perhaps it simply didn't have enough meat on it to justify a whole novel In any case I c

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  • Paperback
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  • Servant of the Underworld
  • Aliette de Bodard
  • English
  • 07 May 2020
  • 9780007346547