Author: Den Patrick

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May 16
The Boy with the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick

The Boy with the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Oh my! I really liked The Boy with the Porcelain Blade. It is an admirable début with nuanced characters, an exciting plot, and clever execution, although I feel like it was let down by the world-building.

The titular boy in The Boy with the Porcelain Blade is Lucien, an orphan who, along with the other Orfani of Landfall, is afforded the very best education and training alongside the noblili despite his deformity. Each of them is afflicted in different ways: one girl can't speak, another boy has spines on his hands, and Lucien has no ears and black fingernails. They...

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