The World We Make

Orbit. (The Great Cities, Bk. 2). Nov. 2022. 368p. ISBN 9780316509893. $30. FANTASY
Picking up where The City We Became left off, the avatars of the boroughs of New York City are locked in a war of puppets and subterfuge with the Lovecraftian horror of The Woman in White and their own rogue Staten Island. The Enemy has been operating in the shadows, and New York will be her masterpiece of destruction. But New York and New Yorkers have always adapted to change and have never given in to anyone. R’yleh sends in her agents of bureaucracy and bland mediocrity, and New York tells them to get stuffed—until the Queen of Queens figures out what it’s really all about and convinces the Great Old Ones they have been their own worst enemy all along. This is urban fantasy where the city itself is both the band of adventurers and the setting where the adventures happen.
VERDICT Highly recommended for readers who loved the deep dive into myth and roots of American Gods by Neil Gaiman, those fascinated with conspiracy theories about politics and corruption, and anyone who loves a good adventure where plucky underdogs rise up and triumph in spite of themselves.
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