On the Horizon – the seventh perfection (Daniel Polansky)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

Title: the seventh perfection

Author: Daniel Polansky

Publisher: Tor.com

Publication Date: TODAY! (paperback/ebook)

ISBN: 978-1250767561

Source: NetGalley

The Seventh Perfection

This was a very entertaining read.  The story follows a girl looking for information about a person whose image appears in a locket.  This main character has perfect memory recall.  The story is told in monologue format from various people that the main character interviews.  Ye get no perspective of the girl herself.  The questions she asks in her investigation are hinted at by the answers the other characters give.  Each chapter showcases a different person.  The world building is glimpsed in tiny snippets.  Basically every aspect of this book is a puzzle that the reader must figure out.  I rather enjoyed the journey.  Just go with the flow.

So lastly . . .

Thank ye Tor.com!

Goodreads has this to say about the novella:

When a woman with perfect memory sets out to solve a riddle, the threads she tugs on could bring a whole city crashing down. The God-King who made her is at risk, and his other servants will do anything to stop her.

To become the God-King’s Amanuensis, Manet had to master all seven perfections, developing her body and mind to the peak of human performance. She remembers everything that has happened to her, in absolute clarity, a gift that will surely drive her mad. But before she goes, Manet must unravel a secret which threatens not only the carefully prepared myths of the God-King’s ascent, but her own identity and the nature of truth itself.

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11 thoughts on “On the Horizon – the seventh perfection (Daniel Polansky)

    1. It is a collection of interviews. So each chapter is a different interview. However the questions asked aren’t listed. Ye have to infer the questions by the answers. I did solve the locket question very quickly but very much didn’t expect the ending.
      x The Captain

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