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Book Title: Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza|
The author of the book: Carrie Vaughn
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 592 KB
Edition: Tor Books
Date of issue: October 15th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781466882102
Read full description of the books Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza:"This is an old complaint, my Ana. When the priest tells you one thing and your heart tells you another, who do you listen to? When the priest says this, but you hear God saying another."
okay, this three stars is entirely my fault. seduced by that "cover" and having been curious to read carrie vaughn, i decided this was the tor short for me. on the tor site, that double-emphasis in the title that THIS IS A WILD CARDS STORY is missing, and i ignored the breathless intro informing me that The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years, assuming i would just be able to jump right in even though i have never read a wild cards story in my life.
it turns out that 25 years is ample time to accumulate backstory, details, and deep worldbuilding, and i have concluded perhaps my confidence that i would understand everything like some kind of automatic wild cards savant was unfounded.
it's not impossible to understand - superhero tropes is superhero tropes after all, so you have your conflicts of great power/great responsibility, shifty military ethics, hero worship, media sensationalism, and this one also brings religion into the mix, specifically catholicism, with its ideas of sacrifice, humility, and man's place in relationship to his god. catholic god don't like superpowers.
She felt heavy. She felt like God had turned his face from her, ashamed.
which is how you should feel all the time as a catholic woman.
anyway, this story felt really long to me, and i could tell there were references being dropped that would have made someone familiar with the world nod in recognition but were just more words to me.
so, three stars because of my own bad life decisions, but if you're a wild cards fan you'll likely get more out of this than i did.
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Read information about the authorCarrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. The fourteenth installment, Kitty Saves the World, was released in 2015. Her forthcoming novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John Joseph Adams Books. She's written several other contemporary fantasy and young adult novels, as well as upwards of 80 short stories. She's a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin and a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop.
An Air Force brat, she survived her nomadic childhood and managed to put down roots in Boulder, Colorado. Visit her at www.carrievaughn.com.
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