This review is spoiler-free.
Robert Jackson Bennett.
Robert Jackson Bennett, y’all.
I first read Elsewhere. Then The Troupe. City of Stairs came next. Then I read Company Man and Mr. Shivers.
Now, finally, City of Blades is out.
Here’s what I have to say about this man’s body of work.
If I find out, at some future point, that Robert Jackson Bennett’s home has vanished, disappeared into a shimmering, twisting blur that is ultimately determined by physicists to be the key to harnessing faster than light travel AND zero-point energy, just before the planet is invaded by interdimensional beings on which all our nightmares have hitherto-unbeknownst-to-us been based —
— I will not be surprised.
Also, I really like the books.
If you like strongly character-driven stories about weirdly complicated worlds of fantasy that are PERILOUSLY close to be original and uniquely developed, and you like those stories to be near-horror mysteries about the universe and the black heart of human nature yet weirdly optimistic and hopeful, Robert Jackson Bennett’s book are for you.
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