The Tangled Lands
By Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell
Hardcover, 295 pages
2018, Saga Press
Thank you to Geek Girl Authority and the publisher for sending me this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
The use of magic is forbidden to the residents of Khaim, except for the Magister, because magic causes the growth of the deadly vines that threaten to swallow the city and all its inhabitants. A touch from the hungry vines, referred to as the bramble, will sink anyone into a deep sleep and eventually death, the toxins persevering their bodies until mother nature’s creatures come for them.
I won’t say any more about the plot than that – but I will say that this book is comprised of four sections, each following a different character and their families, as they struggle to survive in the city of Khaim.