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The House of Shattered Wings
The House of Shattered Wings | Aliette de Bodard
Multi-award winning author Aliette de Bodard, brings her story of the War in Heaven to Paris, igniting the City of Light in a fantasy of divine power and deep conspiracyIn the late twentieth century, the streets of Paris are lined with haunted ruins, the aftermath of a Great War between arcane powers.The Grand Magasins have been reduced to piles of debris, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine has turned black with ashes and rubble and the remnants of the spells that tore the city apart. But those that survived still retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over Frances once grand capital.Once the most powerful and formidable, House Silverspires now lies in disarray. Its magic is ailing; its founder, Morningstar, has been missing for decades; and now something from the shadows stalks its people inside their very own walls.Within the House, three very different people must come together: a naive but powerful Fallen angel; an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction; and a resentful young man wielding spells of unknown origin. They may be Silverspires salvationor the architects of its last, irreversible fall. And if Silverspires falls, so may the city itself.From the Hardcover edition.
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Teacups_and_Time
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Up next. Ish.

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Moray_Reads
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These lyrics strongly reminded me of this interesting story about a Heavenly war set on the streets of modern Paris #runningacrossicewithtigers @Cinfhen @TrishB #winterwonderland

"With the memories in the car parks
And the flowers and the sand
So here are the wings and the burnt out suits
Here are the maps of all your youth
Here where the songs are all of longing
Here where the skies are always haunting"

TrishB Great match 👍🏻 I love these lyrics. 11mo
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brilliantglow
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Book mail! My favourite kind of mail.

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bunny
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Another from my TBR that I‘m so glad I finally took the time to read. I knew that it would be good—rich and riveting and the kind of book you can barely put down once you cross that point where Things begin to Happen—and I was right. The sequel is on the way to me right now and I honestly can‘t wait.

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slightlyfoxed
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Lunch break! 🍕 🍕🍕 I‘m a firm believer in always having pizza on hand for any sort of #readathon. It‘s the perfect food - carbs and protein and vegetables in a convenient hand-held format. #24in48

UrsulaMonarch Good call! 2y
MyReviewofBooks Perfect! 2y
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slightlyfoxed
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“It is almost pleasant, at first, to be Falling.” On to book two of my #24in48 #readathon, which also happens to have the most intriguing first line of my stack.

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Christy2318
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Bailedbailed

Great premise but I gave it 2 hours & made it through 60 pages. I was bored & it was not holding my attention. Back to the #library for it! Not sure what happened to my pic but this kind of suits my feelings about the book.

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TracyReadsBooks
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So I want to start with saying the world building in this book is great. Aliette de Bodard has created a Paris that is both terrifying & alluring. She's populated it with Fallen angels who retain much of the former power but little of their memory. Add in Houses vying for supremacy in the aftermath of a war between them. Throw in an outsider with problems of his own and you have a story that is a whole lot of fun. I really enjoyed this book.

398.2 Love the cover! 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
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This one has been in the TBR pile for some time and I've decided now is the time to dive in. It's really well reviewed and I'm eager to see if it lives up to the hype.

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bookwrm526
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Mehso-so

Finished this one during my evening walk. I liked the world building and the characters, but for some reason I got REALLY bored at a few points in the story. I was going back and forth between listening and reading, and I don't think I would've finished it if I was only doing one or the other. I have read others by this author that I loved, though, so I'll be trying more!

Alfoster But what a great pic!!😍😍😍 2y
Lindy Beautiful sky! 2y
bookwrm526 @Alfoster thank you :) 2y
bookwrm526 @Lindy it was! It's been really cloudy and rainy lately, so this was a welcome break 🌂 2y
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JaneyWaneyB
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Panpan

The House of Shattered Wings is probably the worst book I have read in some time. The story is slow it was like trudging through mud. The story follows a fallen angel meeting an immortal in the war ruined city of Paris. The House they find themselves tied to is affected by a curse which they unwittingly unleash. The characters are flat & wallowing in self pity it is hard to care about any of them which means you care less about the story

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bookwrm526
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1. South Carolina
2. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (if I have to pick)
3. Finishing Dune
4. A Wrinkle in Time
5. The Princess Bride
6. The Book of Dust (Philip Pullman) and The Stone Sky (N. K. Jemisin) and you can't make me choose between them!!

#LETSTALKABOUTBOOKSBABY

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geekybookgirl2
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I loved this book. It's set in apocalyptic Paris in an alternative universe where WW1 was a war between Magicians. People now either live in the streets or in Houses protected by fallen angels.

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utopia.state.of.mind
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I cannot wait to read these three, especially the house of shattered wings. That title is fantastic!

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JaneyWaneyB
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Kind of how I feel about this book! Bit of action then....yawn....ooh what is this?......damn it lots of description and backstory.....yawn. So many mixed feelings but I will finish The House of Shattered Wings!!!!

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JaneyWaneyB
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Struggling with this book a bit...nothing is happening. It is in need of a bit of pace and less description of feelings and flashbacks. This book is at risk of joining the DNF pile 😕

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JaneyWaneyB
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"Heaven no longer looked upon him with favour, as he knew all too well. He was not Fallen, but he might as well be; exiled from the Imperial Court of Immortals, and unable to speak with his own kind; his kin long since dead, the only remnants of his blood descendents who worship at a distant altar."

Just started this today; been on the shelf for a while but I'm hoping it will cure the ACOWAR hangover

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Dvmheather
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I've been working on turning my formerly overgrown backyard into a nice retreat. Planted a lot today and now relaxing on the hammock.

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tea.n.books
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Just finished The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard. Gorgeously and smartly written with intriguing world-building. Definitely worth a read for #fantasy fans, especially those looking for fresh takes on the tired "colonialism but with white victims" trope. My only wish is that I could've engaged deeper with more than one character. But my investment in Philippe carried me through the whole book. #angels #diversereads

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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Book Haul from @EmmaPlum Haven't heard of either of these before but they sound good 😁👍

TheLondonBookworm Really want to read house of shattered wings!!! 3y
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Jeanette
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My #bookishgifts were the book I tagged and @FrostbeardMPLS wax tarts! #seasonsreadings2016

slategreyskies What a cool gift idea! I love it! :) 3y
Jeanette Super good stocking stuffers! 3y
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andrlik
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Panpan

Great world building, but also contains repetitive description, sparse tension, and a dissatisfying conclusion. Not for me.

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Moray_Reads
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Panpan

I really struggled to finish this one. Such potential but the writing just wasn't there to back it up, a meandering plot, repetitive vocabulary and absolutely riddled with misused words and idioms. I'm surprised so many errors made it past the editor.

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incitata
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It's a classic autumn day: cool, overcast & threatening rain. Perfect weather to curl up & read a book!

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ScriboGero
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After 2 years abroad the vast choices of Barnes and Noble is overwhelming but so much better that trying to find new things browsing online. All hail brink and mortar bookstores!

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IndyHannaJones
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Let's give this a B+. I enjoyed it, but here were my main two issues: 1) It didn't seem like it would be a terrible thing if Silverspires or any of the houses were destroyed. They felt like sororities bickering amongst themselves while everyone else died in the streets. I was in a sorority so I can say that. 2) There was a lot of world building we were just sort of supposed to pick up on that wasn't clear at all...angel essence?

DGRachel I love this review! 3y
IndyHannaJones I aim to please... 3y
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IndyHannaJones
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It was a perfect day for reading....but I had promised several people book bracelets. Not a bad way to spend the day but geesh it takes a long time.

AWahle What do the finished bracelets look like? I've squandered most of my reading day buying more books and crafty stuff. 3y
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IndyHannaJones
The House of Shattered Wings | Aliette de Bodard

I'm restarting my book blog on Tumblr! Follow me: hyaeger.
I'll try to be damn charming.

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IndyHannaJones
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Yeeeees

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Exia
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alittlebitnot
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Pickpick

A murder mystery set amongst the magic-decayed ruins of Paris, this is also a story of political intrigue within the Houses of an (un)heavenly mafia of fallen angels, and an immortal outsider (who is fallen himself). ... Also, there are dragons (❤️ me some dragons!) 8/10