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Seventh Chakra [Review]
Zia McCorgi by Cooner
Seventh Chakra by Kevin Frane (rikoshi) is the next book in the same world as Thousand Leaves and the complexities build. This is nominally a prequel to Thousand Leaves but you don't need to read Thousand to understand this book. However a lot more about the world is detailed in both and neither repeats the other so they're useful together. Of course more talk of the Butterfly War (a seemingly major world event that is only detailed in a round about way) and now a Pillar of Light are brought up. I'm left with a few more questions hopefully the third book in this world (I assume there will be another) will give more details. We know now that Mr. Frane has put a lot of thought into this world and its design. Like in Thousand Leaves the epilogue here hints at the much larger stories about this world.

I'd be remiss not to mention the deep symbolism on the cover and how eye catching and interesting that cover is. Love the colors and the playful use of symbols.

I'm not sure if my review is worth much here I mean other more competent people have given their reviews. Like say the Weasel Wordsmith himself: http://www.weaselwordsmith.com/2010/01/12/gunfights-god-and-genetic-modification/

This is a story about personal grief and team dynamics intertwined with a larger world which has lost its history and doesn't understand what it has truly lost. Just as the team itself has lost more then it understands at first. Just as Arkady Ryswife loses more then he can anticipate as control slips from his paws. in the end he has the answers that others don't and he sees more of the puzzle and he's left having to reassemble things into something that fits how he sees things.

So what did I think? Two words: Page Turner. Where as Thousand Leaves had a slow start, one that builds from the mundane to the ominous to the staggering consporay, Seventh Chakra is all about thw brash beginning. The first chapter, which sets up the turmoil and emotional issues later, is a roaring action sequence I could not stop reading. I exepcted to be able to read the first chapter on the flight home from Furry Fiesta snooze and get back to work. Instead I found myself hooked and unable to put it down.

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Individuality and the actions of people who are outside or a part of a conspiracy remains a huge theme in this delightful spy thriller. Like most of the mission there is more complexity then first appears. Buy this book because it is really well written and a strong book. Its a page turner you'll enjoy and its worth the price. Pick up a copy of this one if you can and when you can and block out a few days to sit down and just read.

Get Thousand Leave too while you're at it because why not and the two compliment each other though they aren't necessary to one another.

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Zia McCorgi by Cooner
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