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Publisher's Summary

A breathtaking geopolitical epic fantasy, The Monster Baru Cormorant is the sequel to Seth Dickinson's "fascinating tale" (The Washington Post) The Traitor Baru Cormorant.

Her world was shattered by the Empire of Masks. For the power to shatter the Masquerade, she betrayed everyone she loved.

The traitor Baru Cormorant is now the cryptarch Agonist - a secret lord of the empire she's vowed to destroy.

Hunted by a mutinous admiral, haunted by the wound which has split her mind in two, Baru leads her dearest foes on an expedition for the secret of immortality. It's her chance to trigger a war that will consume the Masquerade.

But Baru's heart is broken, and she fears she can no longer tell justice from revenge...or her own desires from the will of the man who remade her.

©2018 Seth Dickinson (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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༼ つ ಥ_ಥ ༽つ My soul is in agony ༼ つ ಥ_ಥ ༽つ

This is the best book I've ever read. I don't even know what's real anymore.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Dickinson does it again

For fans of the first book, there's a lot to love here. There's also some growing pains as it's a second book in a series and spends a fair amount of time building for the rest of the series.

Baru is brought down to earth somewhat as she becomes more reactive than proactive and her schemes don't seem to succeed quite like they did in book one. But, overall, this is a great book and I'm super excited to see the next one very soon.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Brine
  • Wherever I am
  • 11-03-18

A dissapointing sequal

The plot steps away from it's essence to chase after a poor imortality gambit; dissapointing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

Kept waiting for the book to become interesting or that something happen at least. Nothing. The sexual parts seemed out of place and forced. The narrator was good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Calix Martinez
  • 10-31-18

༼ つ ಥ_ಥ ༽つ My soul is in agony ༼ つ ಥ_ಥ ༽つ

This is the best book I've ever read. I don't even know what's real anymore.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Bryce Dayton
  • 11-06-18

Dickinson does it again

For fans of the first book, there's a lot to love here. There's also some growing pains as it's a second book in a series and spends a fair amount of time building for the rest of the series.

Baru is brought down to earth somewhat as she becomes more reactive than proactive and her schemes don't seem to succeed quite like they did in book one. But, overall, this is a great book and I'm super excited to see the next one very soon.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Brine
  • Wherever I am
  • 11-03-18

A dissapointing sequal

The plot steps away from it's essence to chase after a poor imortality gambit; dissapointing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • 11-03-18

Disappointing

Kept waiting for the book to become interesting or that something happen at least. Nothing. The sexual parts seemed out of place and forced. The narrator was good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Calix Martinez
  • 10-31-18

༼ つ ಥ_ಥ ༽つ My soul is in agony ༼ つ ಥ_ಥ ༽つ

This is the best book I've ever read. I don't even know what's real anymore.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Bryce Dayton
  • 11-06-18

Dickinson does it again

For fans of the first book, there's a lot to love here. There's also some growing pains as it's a second book in a series and spends a fair amount of time building for the rest of the series.

Baru is brought down to earth somewhat as she becomes more reactive than proactive and her schemes don't seem to succeed quite like they did in book one. But, overall, this is a great book and I'm super excited to see the next one very soon.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Performance
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  • Story
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  • Brine
  • Wherever I am
  • 11-03-18

A dissapointing sequal

The plot steps away from it's essence to chase after a poor imortality gambit; dissapointing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Research C Evaluation
  • 11-03-18

Disappointing

Kept waiting for the book to become interesting or that something happen at least. Nothing. The sexual parts seemed out of place and forced. The narrator was good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful