Jo Walton
Ha'penny Cover



This is another amazing book in the Small Change trilogy. Like it's predecessor Farthing, it's a mystery set in an alternative England where it is allied with the victorious Nazis in 1949. This one didn't have me as enthralled as the first book. I thought the pacing was a little slow in the middle, but it's still a mostly riveting read. Where this book really excelled was in the characterization. I thought Viola Lark, one of the two narrators, was brilliantly depicted. I think I also really liked it because it was about theater people, and I love the theater. This book was nominated for multiple awards, including the Gaylactic Spectrum Award in 2008, and won the Prometheus Award the same year.

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