The Court War

DAW. (The Godstone, Bk. 2). Jul. 2023. 288p. ISBN 9780756417895. $28. FANTASY
Healer Mage Fenra Lowens knows that the world is ending. It told her so at the end of The Godstone. It will not be something easily fixed, as the magic controlling White Court would rather blame her for the world’s increasing instability than change their hidebound ways. On top of this, the non-mages of the Red Court see this internal conflict as their chance to conquer and control their rivals. Fenra finds herself caught between two entrenched institutions that are too invested in their never-ending conflict to see the real problem. It’s up to her and her allies to placate an increasingly fractious World, keep the courts from destroying the city, and save as many people as possible from their own idiocy.
VERDICT This novel is a whole lot of fun. Fenra and her gang are both smart and smart-alecky, keeping themselves and readers going on a rising tide of witty banter and out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire action. Highly recommended for those who like a little swash in their buckle and enjoy watching smart people save the day.
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