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Blackgod

The Blackgod (Chosen of the Changeling Series) - Greg Keyes A direct sequel to 'The Waterborn,' this follows the story of Hezhi and Perkar, as different forces pull them this way and that way, each trying to use them for their own ends. There's a quest to destroy the god of the River - but is it the right thing to do? Meanwhile, a ghoul that was formerly a man pursues them, leaving death and destruction in its wake...
I liked the book, but it wasn't as good as the first one, I thought. I felt that some of the magic and spirituality scenes got a little lengthy, and while it was interesting to try to figure out different characters' motivations, at times it got a little unfocused and confusing. For a quest story where a large part of the concept was that the reader isn't sure who's in the right or what the outcome should be, the end feels a little too... ordinary, I thought.

It was still good, and I'll try the author's 'Newton's Cannon' next, even though on the face of it, it doesn't seem like it will be my favorite type of book...