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This is a tremendous novel, ancient pagan mysteries linked with dubious academics and sinister conspiracies, all based around a fictional sinister Catholic university in Washington DC; not so very different from the plot elements of Dan Brown's novels, only much better written and much more interesting. Some brilliant scenes of simmering sexuality and emotional confusion; a satisfactory amount of drawing from genuine mythology, with extra lore invented by the author which plugs in rather neatly. I'm surprised that it is not better known, it feels like a taproot text for much of the recent wave of urban fantasies.

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gareth_rees
Jun. 19th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
I always get this book confused with Waking the Hand by Elizabeth Moon.
thinking_lotus
Jun. 20th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC)
Love Waking the Moon, and agree.
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