Nina struggles through the prologue of a dense but beloved recommendation from Engineer Mike. Will she walk through the Gate or turn around and head north?
Digressions: Theoretical George R.R. Martin essays, a rant about The Idol, the problematic Arthurian book we don’t talk about, the usefulness of Homeric Greek according to Nina, science fiction versus fantasy according to Engineer Mike, the benefits (and disadvantages) of third person extremely limited point of view, world building versus character building, another problematic fantasy series that we also don’t talk about, and a possible book follow up!
GoodReads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57084.Gate_of_Ivrel
Engineer Mike is reading: a meaty tome (TBD) and Provenance by Anne Leckie https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36361644-provenance
Nina is reading: “The Idol has a serious The Weeknd problem” https://www.avclub.com/the-idol-has-a-serious-the-weeknd-problem-1850578251