Daughter from the Dark by Marina Dyachenko, Sergey Dyachenko

Daughter from the Dark

Marina Dyachenko, Sergey Dyachenko with Julia Meitov Hersey (Translator)

304 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction fantasy magical realism adventurous dark medium-paced

Description

In this extraordinary stand-alone novel, the authors and translator of Vita Nostra—a "dark Harry Potter on steroids with a hefty dose of metaphysics" (award-winning author Aliette de Bodard)—return with a story about creation, music, and compani...

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Community Reviews Summary of 287 reviews

Moods

dark 80%
mysterious 73%
emotional 39%
tense 32%
challenging 27%
adventurous 18%
reflective 18%
sad 13%
hopeful 8%
funny 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 35%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 52% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 41% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 33% | Yes: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 92% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1% | Yes: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Average rating

3.51

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