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Green

Lake, Jay

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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In a world of political power and magic, and of Gods and mortals, a courtesan and trained assassin who calls herself "Green" finds intrigue and adventure, and many enemies, in the Undying Duke's city of Copper Downs.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2011, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0765326477
9780765326478
Branch Call Number: SF LAKE 2011
Characteristics: 368 p. ;,24 cm

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Comment by: multcolib_central Aug 08, 2014

Start a great fantasy series. Portland author I wish he'd had the time to write more.

An excellent Portland writer of science fiction and fantasy.


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Start a great fantasy series. Portland author I wish he'd had the time to write more.

Nov 23, 2013
  • Vilka rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Started off very well: a little girl is sold by her poor father and taken across the sea to be trained in cruel isolation to be a high-class lady/courtesan for a mysterious Duke. She secretly rages against her captivity and vows to escape and end child trafficking. As it turns out, two of her keepers seem to have their own rather different plans for her... But then the author seems to lose the threads of the story and starts to wander. When the girl hits her early teens, he adds in a lot of very casual, opportunistic, emotionally absent girl-on-girl promiscuity--not just sex: promiscuity--though he thankfully doesn't go into steamy details, the extreme unfeeling casualness was alienating. I hope the author improves, because the beginning had such promise!

Feb 20, 2010
  • brightling rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I would not consider the sexual content to be particularly explicit, but there are elements that some may find either offensive or disturbing and should be cautioned. The general attitude toward sexuality in the book is incredibly uninhibited and also contains darker elements of "bdsm" at times. The author actually does quite a good job of having these attitudes be cohesive and consistent throughout the environment of the novel, not seeming to have included them for shock value. However this almost nonchalant portrayal, of what in reality can be a very intense and personal form of sexual awareness, lacks a depth of understanding in the presentation that I feel would help some readers better reconcile with what can be confusing and disturbing content. Other than that it was an interesting story.

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Feb 20, 2010
  • brightling rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Feb 20, 2010
  • brightling rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: While not necessarily explicit this novel does contain elements of BDSM and varying forms of very open sexuality. I would caution readers with more sensitive views.

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