Oct 112018

Cover of Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett.NYT Book Review: An absolutely riveting secondary world fantasy. To say ‘I couldn’t put it down’ is a cliché, but… I felt fully, utterly engaged by the ideas, actually in love with the core characters for their differences and the immensely generative friction between them, and in awe of Bennett’s craft.

Crossing the brilliant economics and object-empathy of Edward Carey’s Heap House with the careful character and setting work of Fonda Lee’s Jade CityFoundryside is a magnificent, mind-blowing start to a series I’m hungry for.