Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review: The Story of Owen

The Story of Owen
The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alternate history is always cool. Alternate history in the modern day is even better, especially since now this dragon-infested world even has alternate pop culture. My one and only gripe - if dragons are really so attracted to carbon and fossil fuels that they'll carry away cars, why the hell are gas engines still the norm? Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and you'd think they'd have developed efficient electric cars that much faster in this 'verse.

Oh well. Aside from that, Siobhan is a great bard-in-training, and her humorous use of unreliable narration (usually signaled by some variation on "that's what happened - but not really") make this a very worthwhile read. :D

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