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May Books 21) Three Parts Dead, by Max Gladstone

When the Hidden Schools threw Tara Abernathy out, she fell a thousand feet through wisps of cloud and woke to find herself alive, broken, and bleeding, beside the Crack in the World.
One of the novels included in the Hugo Voter Pack to represent the author's œuvre (so far) for the Campbell Award. It's a decent enough fantasy novel with some vivid steampunk moments; I felt it comparable to Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon, which is a Hugo nominee in its own right, in that the setting is more imaginative but the writing not quite as passionate.
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