Review: 15. Endurance by Jay Lake…

After reading Green, I couldn’t wait to find out what happens to her next…

endurancedrey’s thoughts:

Oh Green. Trying to stay quiet in the High Hills outside Copper Downs doesn’t work when people come looking for you. And when even the ghosts tell you to go back to the city, well, what other choice is there? So off she goes, back to Copper Downs.

And what does she find there but Selistani? Lots and lots of people from her homeland, including the Prince of the City, Surali of the Bittern Court – the same Surali who caused her exile from Kalimpura, and the Lily Blades. Knowing that something’s up but unsure of what, exactly, Green takes to skulking the streets. And learns that in addition to the Selistani, god-killers are in town, the god Blackblood wants her unborn son, and her god Endurance now has a stable and priests.

She should’ve just stayed in High Hills. But then who would fight for the Gods who protect women and children?

There are plots within plots, and Jay Lake weaves them masterfully. Green is tugged and pulled in so many directions, it’s almost a miracle she finally realizes what the end game is. But she does, and you cannot help but root for her as she scrambles to put her pieces in play. Still the underdog – a Gods-blessed underdog, but underdog nonetheless – Green has to use every scrap of her wits to save those who matter to her. And learns that even she cannot save them all…

When can I have more?

drey’s rating: Excellent!

Title: Endurance (Green #2)
Author: Jay Lake
ISBN-13: 9780765326768
Hardcover: 318 pages
Publisher: Tor, 2011
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Tor/Forge

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