By George Mann
A fantastically crafted novel whose darkish middle is counterbalanced with small moments of unforeseen tenderness. And dirigibles
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Mentia grimaced with the left side of their face. " She looked around, using Metria's left eye. " "So is the come-quat tree," Metria agreed. " But Mentia could not be shamed. " "Sour grapes," Metria agreed. " Mentia looked around again, until the left eyeball was oriented completely to the side. "Let's make it easy, then. " The right eye swiveled. "Of course. " "If the right wing nut flies first, we stay right here. " "Precisely. " Metria sighed. It was as good a way as any. " They watched the two nuts quiver.
Mentia stepped off the bridge and came to a pile of blocks. " "We thought you'd never ask," they replied. " They moved, clomping along to form a square around her. Then more blocks climbed on top of the first ones, and others climbed on top of those. " Mentia asked, bemused by this activity. "We are building blocks, of course. " "But I don't want a building. " the blocks chorused as they reached a level above her head, then started crossing the top, forming a dome. " she protested. " she demanded indignantly.
Why don't you find it romantic when Veleno and I-" "Once is amusing. " "I'm glad I'll never be in love. " Metria couldn't dawdle any longer, even if it did seem somewhat nutty or screwed up. The Good Magician's castle looked ordinary. Its wall and turrets were set within a sparkling circular moat, which in turn was inside a ring of mountains. Neither would be any problem for a demoness to pop across. But Metria was unable to pop across. When she tried, she bounced off an invisible barrier. " she swore.