Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Empire in Black and Gold

Shadows of the Apt #1

Adrian Tchaikovsky

fiction fantasy adventurous challenging mysterious slow-paced

612 pages | first published 2008

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The city states of the Lowlands have lived in peace for decades, bastions of civilization, prosperity and sophistication, protected by treaties, trade and a belief in the reasonable nature of their neighbours. But meanwhile, in far-off corners, th...
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Summary of 431 reviews

Moods

adventurous 100%
tense 47%
dark 34%
emotional 26%
inspiring 18%
mysterious 18%
hopeful 15%
challenging 10%
reflective 10%
sad 10%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 63%
fast 33%
slow 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Plot: 48%

Strong character development?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 9% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 37% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 8%

Average rating

3.62

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