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Sami Sundell

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Koodinikkari, pyöräilijä, taukoa pitävä boulderoija. Vapaalla luen scifiä, paitsi silloin, kun luen fantasiaa.

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Ada Palmer: Too Like the Lightning (Hardcover, 2016, Tor Books) 4 stars

"The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our …

Review of 'Too Like the Lightning' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I'm annoyed by this book.

It starts with a simple scene: priest Carlyle Foster goes for a visit in Saneer-Weeksbooth household and runs into Bridger. There are a couple of things in this meeting that are peculiar.

First of all, it's year 2454 and everyone is connected and tracked through a device called... Well, tracker. Except for Bridger. He has one, but it doesn't track anything. Even though he's inside Saneer-Weeksbooth house, only Thisbe Saneer and servant Mycroft know about him. Officially, Bridger doesn't exist.

The second thing? It seems Bridger is a god. If he can imagine something, he can create it. Oh, and in 2400s religion is a taboo, so Carlyle Foster isn't a priest but a sensayer - sort of a theological therapist.

Despite meeting a god in the first page of the book, Bridger isn't really the focus of the story. The plot follows a theft …