{4.5/5} “The way scrived carriages worked was common knowledge in Tevanne: the commands written upon the wheels convinced them that they were on an incline, and so the wheels, absolutely believing this, would feel obliged to roll downhill — even if there was actually no hill at all, and the carriage was actually just rolling along, say, a perfectly flat (if particularly muddy) canal fairway.”

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett, published in 2018

Sancia is a thief. Her current job is to steal a box from a safe — it was a tough job but she was being pad a lot. Using her unique skills along the way, she is successful. She’s not supposed to look inside the box, but she does. Inside is a key — a key that can open any lock. And can communicate telepathically with her.

This story grabs you right away, and the magic system is thrillingly unique.

It’s about when something really bad is about to happen stepping up to try to stop it.

This is the 1st book by Bennett I’ve read. I would like to read more — especially a sequel to this one.

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One Response to “Foundryside”

  1. James Says:

    Glad you liked it, Dave! The sequel is coming out early next year, I’m really looking forward to it!

    I read his previous trilogy. It’s pretty good, I thought he did some clever things with the point-of-view characters from book to book, but overall it felt like I could’ve skimmed parts (which was not my reaction to Foundryside!)

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