Author: Seanan McGuire
Page Count: 208 pages
Genre: Fiction // Novella
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Release Date: May 7, 2019
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Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.
Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.
Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.
Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.
Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.
She’s done it again folks! She’s done it again! Sean McGuire is this generations Ursula Le Guin. She pushes boundaries, she makes us think, she effortlessly writes about things that other authors struggle with conveying properly to audiences. I am continuously surprised by McGuire with everything she dives into.
Middlegame was nothing short of fantastic. Have you ever read The Chrysalids? I remember reading that book in grade 7 and I had this feeling of familiarity with the characters and I had no idea why, still don’t. Well that feeling is back! I felt it with Dodger & Roger. Just this feeling of knowing the characters in my soul. I know that sounds dramatic but how else do I describe it!
I loved the discovery of the characters by them discovering each other and themselves. It was so interesting to walk through their journey with them but with barrier 3 broken so we had more info than they did. I loved the sci-fi vibes, it was so very x-men I had goosebumps.
**Thank you TorDotComPub for sending the ARC my way in exchange for an honest review.**