Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments

Hardcover, 368 pages

Published March 8, 2022 by Tor Books.

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4 stars (1 review)

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4 stars

Ooo .. now this author has certainly levelled up. This was a very strong second book in this series which I am reviewing literally 5 minutes after I finished it.
As I mentioned in my review of the first book, the hook for me with this series is Edinburgh itself. The city having been my stomping ground for more than twenty years means that I have a strong affinity for any tale set there.
In this dark mirror future Edinburgh, wee Ropa is just trying to get by and do right by her people. A Shona descendant, quoter of Musashi, who lives in slum on the edge of town. Just trying to make her way in the world of codified and structured magic.
A very well done police procedural story here with lots of twists. I do like how Huchu pulls in real Scottish history to help drive his plot …