The Route of Ice and Salt by José Luis Zárate

The Route of Ice and Salt

José Luis Zárate with David Bowles (Translator)

fiction fantasy horror lgbtqia+ dark slow-paced

196 pages | first published 1998

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A reimagining of Dracula's voyage to England, filled with Gothic imagery and queer desire.It's an ordinary assignment, nothing more. The cargo? Fifty boxes filled with Transylvanian soil. The route? From Varna to Whitby. The Demeter has made many ...
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Summary of 260 reviews

Moods

dark 94%
tense 64%
mysterious 54%
challenging 31%
reflective 29%
emotional 22%
sad 21%
adventurous 13%
hopeful 2%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 40%
medium 34%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | No: 36% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 22%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.77

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