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Plague of Angels by Sheri S. Tepper
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Plague of Angels

by Sheri S. Tepper

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Plot: 3 stars
Characters: 3 stars
Style: 3 stars
Pace: 2 1/2 stars

I don't know why I have a memory of loving Tepper's work when I was a young teen. I can't find what I liked about it, as an adult. Meh. ( )
  Jami_Leigh | Jun 22, 2014 |
There was way too much going on in this book for my taste. And I found it to be overlong. It was a vaguely dystopian fable with a huge cast of characters and some creaky plot devices. I finished it, but it was a slog. It was cluttered up with so much extra stuff that there were two, maybe three novels worth of stories, and I'm of the opinion that they would have been better teased apart.
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  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
Not sure about this yet. It's not grabbing me like Gate to Women's Country did...

Political intrigue in one plotline, young woman struggling to find her indentity and way in the world... yet a third plotline with a young man who is aimlessly living a crime filled life, although he seems to only be stuck in it because he doesn't have any good way out... so far this still seems like three different books. Not just three plotlines that I'm waiting on to converge... but really three different books.

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Ok, this book was really interesting. The three plotlines did of course converge, and some other intriguing characters and events came into the story as well...

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  amaraduende | Mar 30, 2013 |
Don't read this if you're a Tepper virgin. I've read it four times and still don't quite get it. I'm just having trouble actually picturing certain characters and aspects of it. Not that Tepper's unclear, she just... Look, just read it and find out for yourself. It's still my fave Tepper novel and I will read it again. ( )
  BlueYolanda | Aug 15, 2009 |
"A slow start, a good middle, an ending that wasn't totally satisfying" is the way I'd sum up this book. As usual with Tepper, there is some strong social messaging...this time on the theme of the environment. ( )
  TadAD | May 24, 2008 |
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Michael: And though man plays at being good,
yet he does rue
the dreadful deadly Godly goods
God's angels do.
The Michaelmas Play
ca. 1465
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Moonset, just before dawn; swollen moon collapsing into a notch between black mountains; river talking quietly to itself among the stones; pine and horsemint scenting the air as Abasio brushed by them on his way down the farm lane.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553568736, Paperback)

Atop a twisting,  canyon-climbing road, a witch lurks in a fortress  built strong to keep out dragons and ogres. In  another part of the countryside, a young orphan is  maturing into a beautiful woman in the enchanted  village that is her home. Somewhere nearby, a young man  is seeking adventure after running away from his  family's small farm. Suddenly a strange and  terrible prophecy sets off a chain of events that will  bring these three together in the heroic, romantic,  and thrilling tale of an age-old battle.

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A malevolent prophecy about an age-old battle unites the fortunes of a powerful witch living in a magical fortress, a young woman from an enchanted village, and a young man who has run away from home.

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