Iron Council

Iron CouncilIron Council by China Miéville

It’s not often that I simply give up on a book, but I gave up on this one about halfway through. It’s a shame, too, because I thoroughly enjoyed Miéville’s other fantasies that I’ve read, Perdido Street Station and The Scar. In previous novels, he’s shown himself to be a brilliant fantasist with a unique vision of a unique fantasy setting, far different from the conventional Tolkien knock-offs that I’ve read (most modern fantasy, I believe, is just a footnote to Tolkien).

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