Limited Wish Review

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Ebook, 222 pages
Sci-Fi/ Time Travel
By: Mark Lawrence
Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

One Word Kill โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… 3/4
Limited Wish โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

โ€œHope,โ€™ said Demus, โ€˜is an essential tool in any torturerโ€™s kit bag. Hope is the thing that we will torture ourselves with after heโ€™s knocked off and gone home for the night.โ€

๐ŸŒŸ I have been exposed to more D&D since I read book 1 and I am more familiar with it now. Growing up D&D was never a thing where I lived but the beauty in this book is that it is still a great one even if you don’t know much about it.

๐ŸŒŸ The writing is great! I actually can’t wait to finish this series and then jump into Mark’s other series. I am a sucker for a good sci-fi story because there is just a different sort of satisfaction when you understand the nerdy details! This books made me feel equally smart and dumb if that makes sense. I feel dumb because I have never thought of those things but I feel smart when I understand them. I like to pause on the technicalities in the book and think about them but even if I did not do that (I am pretty sure some readers don’t want to) it is still a satisfying read. I did not understand everything but at least I understood all the main and bold outlines! The writing just tells me that Mark is an expert on the subjects he is writing, whether that is physics and time-travel or even the general atmosphere in a hospital! I am pretty sure this quote stems from the author’s personal experience with hospitals:

โ€œI glanced around. Iโ€™d spent more time than I wanted to on hospital wards, and the main thing about them is that they are boring as hell. A good book helps,โ€

๐ŸŒŸ There are new characters in this one but also most of the characters from book 1 are still here. It still amazes me how much was packed into those 220 pages, from story-telling to character-development to world-building. I know there are similarities to book 1 since it is still a time-travel story and there are bound to be some… well, you guessed it… Time travel! But the addition of the paradox was refreshing!

โ€œwe humans care about what is, about whatโ€™s in front of us. Untouchable realities are too academic. If a man is starving to death on our street we empty the larder to feed him. Move him to a country a thousand miles away and our compassion shrinks a hundredfold. Move a child to another universe and we cease to care.โ€

๐ŸŒŸ Summary: I enjoyed book 2 even more than I did with book 1, I enjoyed the characters, world-building and plot. I don’t have much to criticize to be honest. I think it is a very smart (I mean Lady Gaga reference!) book!!

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