Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Down To The Bone

Title: Down To The Bone

Author: Justina Robson

Publisher: Gollancz

RRP: $32.99

ISBN: 9780575085657

Release Date: April 2011

Pages: 352


Lila Black, half robot, all attitude, returns in her fifth all-action adventure.

Lila Black faces her greatest challange yet as she takes herself, her dead lover and the AI in her head into death's realm.

The Quantum Gravity series, set in a world where our reality mixes with other dimensions that are the homes to Faeries, elementals and demons, is unique in modern SF - a series that is willing to incorporate legend, myth and magic while maintaining a rigorous approach to scientific and pyschological reality.

And in Lila Black, Justina Robson has created an enduringly strong yet quirkily human and flawed heroine.


Justina is from Leeds, Yorkshire. She always wanted to write and always did. Other things sometimes got in the way and sometimes still do...but not too much.


This is the last book in the Quantum Gravity series, and the worlds are close to disaster, the dead are walking again and the veil between the worlds is dangerously thin. Lila Black is a feisty heroine half machine and half human but all attitude that makes these books so enjoyable to read. The demon Teazle has turned into the Angel of Dead and the Elven Zal is not quite the same after returning from the Sisters either.

In this book we also get to see the story from the point of view of Zal and Teazle beside Lila a bit more than in the previous books. The mix of science fiction and fantasy, magic and technology in this book is well balanced and makes for an original and interesting read.

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