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Warlady: 2 Copertina flessibile – 15 agosto 2022
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"Ti preghiamo di riprovare"
"Ti preghiamo di riprovare"
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The Warlady of Morrigan has been assassinated, and it's up to her military attaché, Sandrine Dal-Vesta, to find the killer. For Sandrine and her former secret lover, the electromancer Jauffre Castal-Edo, it's a race against time with control of the planet hanging in the balance. From the snow-scoured peaks of the north to the imaginary deserts of virtuality, from the lost tomb of the Warlord Khreesos to the battlestations of tidally-locked Morrigan's space fleet, Sandrine and Jauffre must trust in each other and the dangerous gift of electromancy. But the ruthless killer isn't the only threat to Sandrine's world. The Calpurnian Navy has been waiting for a moment of weakness to strike Morrigan with all the power at their command!
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Our heroine is Sandrine, who starts out as part of the military, and has an on/off intense love affair with Jauffre, an electromancer. As the novel starts with the mysterious death of her mentor, the head of government (essentially), a murder Sandrine and Jauffre must solve with a ticking time clock as it's (justly) feared the Calpurnians will take advantage of the situation to attempt an invasion, the novel feels as what happens when you mix space opera, a murder mystery, and a conclave, and I mean this is a compliment. It's entertaining, suspenseful, the characters are all endearing - this time I had no clear favourite, as opposed to the previous novel -, and I continue to love the layered world building, i.e. Morrigan society has its problems unrelated to the potential invasion (see also: electromancer situation), and we're even given a motive for why the Calpurnians keep trying to expand that's not "because they're evil", with the characters pointing out winning space battles won't solve this basic problem unless said reason changes.
Perhaps it's because I'm familiar with Jo Graham's non-sci fi novels, but I felt there are distinct shades of the Ptolemaic world to be found on Morrigan (Irish planet name not withstanding), what with "the Presence", which, depending on your belief, is either an AI or the ghost of the late mythic War Lord Alexander Khreesos, to be found in the Soma Sema. And when the novel named last volume's main opponent "Gnea" and this volume's outward menace "Iulus", I could not help but wonder whether volume 3 's woman or man will bear some variation of the name Marcus/Marca. If this whole saga started out as a playful "Ancient history but in SPACE and with less tragic endings", I wouldn't be surprised. But even if it didn't, it's a story that shows suspense can be had without grimdarkness, established relationships are as compelling to read about as first time stories, and that you can tell individual adventures standing on their own which still form part of a greater narrative. I can't wait for the next volume.