The Tangled Lands

The Tangled Lands

Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heig Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic...

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Title:The Tangled Lands
Author:Paolo Bacigalupi
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Genres:Fantasy
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Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Tangled Lands Reviews

  • Tim Hicks
    May 29, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

  • Sarah
    Jan 26, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

  • Mitchell
    Mar 21, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

  • Tonya
    May 05, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

    Damn. I loved this book. Half read it, Half listened to it on Audible. Such a great world and love the unique story lines in each. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I was so impressed by this book. Bacigalupi and Buckell's team synergy is only more apparent as the book continues. There's a distinct sense of when these short ...

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the set up, with short stories all set in the same world during the same time period. I loved the characters and the world building. My one disappointment is that there wasn't really a resolution. It was vignettes, and each had their own sort of endi...

    Genre: Fantasy, Environmental fiction Overall Feeling: This book wasn?t what I was expecting. It was a series of 4 short stories set in the same world. I enjoyed all 4 of the stories independently and appreciated the messages they were sending about over using a resource (in this ...

    ?Magic makes bramble, and bramble makes kisses, and kisses make sleep that lasts until Kpala?s children tear us to pieces. It was always thus. And yet you put yourself above the rest of us, and now all that magic blows in the breeze and brings bramble calling.? The Tangled Lan...

    Two authors, four tales, one setting. It was an interesting concept, one that worked decently, as the stories proceeded somewhat chronologically, with details from one tale appearing in a later tale. The setting was conceptualized well, though by the end of the fourth tale, I would...

    Magic has been banned in Khaim because it causes the bramble to grow, choking out the cities and life. If the bramble touches you, you fall into a deep sleep, never to wake. Only the Majister Scacz is allowed to use magic and yet, so many others do, causing the bramble to continue to g...

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Mar 22, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

  • Lindsey
    Nov 26, 2017

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

    Damn. I loved this book. Half read it, Half listened to it on Audible. Such a great world and love the unique story lines in each. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I was so impressed by this book. Bacigalupi and Buckell's team synergy is only more apparent as the book continues. There's a distinct sense of when these short ...

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the set up, with short stories all set in the same world during the same time period. I loved the characters and the world building. My one disappointment is that there wasn't really a resolution. It was vignettes, and each had their own sort of endi...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Mar 02, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

  • Jena
    Apr 06, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

    Damn. I loved this book. Half read it, Half listened to it on Audible. Such a great world and love the unique story lines in each. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I was so impressed by this book. Bacigalupi and Buckell's team synergy is only more apparent as the book continues. There's a distinct sense of when these short ...

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the set up, with short stories all set in the same world during the same time period. I loved the characters and the world building. My one disappointment is that there wasn't really a resolution. It was vignettes, and each had their own sort of endi...

    Genre: Fantasy, Environmental fiction Overall Feeling: This book wasn?t what I was expecting. It was a series of 4 short stories set in the same world. I enjoyed all 4 of the stories independently and appreciated the messages they were sending about over using a resource (in this ...

    ?Magic makes bramble, and bramble makes kisses, and kisses make sleep that lasts until Kpala?s children tear us to pieces. It was always thus. And yet you put yourself above the rest of us, and now all that magic blows in the breeze and brings bramble calling.? The Tangled Lan...

  • Frith
    Mar 18, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

  • Tracett
    Dec 29, 2017

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

  • Andrea McDowell
    May 26, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

  • Milliebot
    Apr 15, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

    Damn. I loved this book. Half read it, Half listened to it on Audible. Such a great world and love the unique story lines in each. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I was so impressed by this book. Bacigalupi and Buckell's team synergy is only more apparent as the book continues. There's a distinct sense of when these short ...

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the set up, with short stories all set in the same world during the same time period. I loved the characters and the world building. My one disappointment is that there wasn't really a resolution. It was vignettes, and each had their own sort of endi...

    Genre: Fantasy, Environmental fiction Overall Feeling: This book wasn?t what I was expecting. It was a series of 4 short stories set in the same world. I enjoyed all 4 of the stories independently and appreciated the messages they were sending about over using a resource (in this ...

    ?Magic makes bramble, and bramble makes kisses, and kisses make sleep that lasts until Kpala?s children tear us to pieces. It was always thus. And yet you put yourself above the rest of us, and now all that magic blows in the breeze and brings bramble calling.? The Tangled Lan...

    Two authors, four tales, one setting. It was an interesting concept, one that worked decently, as the stories proceeded somewhat chronologically, with details from one tale appearing in a later tale. The setting was conceptualized well, though by the end of the fourth tale, I would...

    Magic has been banned in Khaim because it causes the bramble to grow, choking out the cities and life. If the bramble touches you, you fall into a deep sleep, never to wake. Only the Majister Scacz is allowed to use magic and yet, so many others do, causing the bramble to continue to g...

    In the last great city of Khaim, four unrelated individuals survive in a rotting empire of tyrants and corruption. The Jolly Mayor and the last archmage need magic to build their castle in the sky, but the over-use of magic has corrupted its use, causing a poisonous plant called the br...

    This review and others posted over at my blog. Thanks to Geek Girl Authority and the publisher for sending me a free copy in exchange for my review. This book is comprised of four sections, each following a different character and their families, as they struggle to survive in ...

  • Alex Can Read
    Feb 22, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

  • Pamela
    Jun 05, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

    Damn. I loved this book. Half read it, Half listened to it on Audible. Such a great world and love the unique story lines in each. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I was so impressed by this book. Bacigalupi and Buckell's team synergy is only more apparent as the book continues. There's a distinct sense of when these short ...

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the set up, with short stories all set in the same world during the same time period. I loved the characters and the world building. My one disappointment is that there wasn't really a resolution. It was vignettes, and each had their own sort of endi...

    Genre: Fantasy, Environmental fiction Overall Feeling: This book wasn?t what I was expecting. It was a series of 4 short stories set in the same world. I enjoyed all 4 of the stories independently and appreciated the messages they were sending about over using a resource (in this ...

    ?Magic makes bramble, and bramble makes kisses, and kisses make sleep that lasts until Kpala?s children tear us to pieces. It was always thus. And yet you put yourself above the rest of us, and now all that magic blows in the breeze and brings bramble calling.? The Tangled Lan...

    Two authors, four tales, one setting. It was an interesting concept, one that worked decently, as the stories proceeded somewhat chronologically, with details from one tale appearing in a later tale. The setting was conceptualized well, though by the end of the fourth tale, I would...

    Magic has been banned in Khaim because it causes the bramble to grow, choking out the cities and life. If the bramble touches you, you fall into a deep sleep, never to wake. Only the Majister Scacz is allowed to use magic and yet, so many others do, causing the bramble to continue to g...

    In the last great city of Khaim, four unrelated individuals survive in a rotting empire of tyrants and corruption. The Jolly Mayor and the last archmage need magic to build their castle in the sky, but the over-use of magic has corrupted its use, causing a poisonous plant called the br...

    This review and others posted over at my blog. Thanks to Geek Girl Authority and the publisher for sending me a free copy in exchange for my review. This book is comprised of four sections, each following a different character and their families, as they struggle to survive in ...

    I'm actually going to make myself go back and review Paolo Bacigalupi's other books because I feel terrible giving him a bad review. The Windup Girl and The Water Knife were absolutely fantastic. It's actually unusual for me to read several books in a row by one author, but The Windup ...

  • USOM
    Feb 11, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

    Damn. I loved this book. Half read it, Half listened to it on Audible. Such a great world and love the unique story lines in each. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I was so impressed by this book. Bacigalupi and Buckell's team synergy is only more apparent as the book continues. There's a distinct sense of when these short ...

  • Amanda Reynolds
    Mar 17, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

    Damn. I loved this book. Half read it, Half listened to it on Audible. Such a great world and love the unique story lines in each. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I was so impressed by this book. Bacigalupi and Buckell's team synergy is only more apparent as the book continues. There's a distinct sense of when these short ...

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the set up, with short stories all set in the same world during the same time period. I loved the characters and the world building. My one disappointment is that there wasn't really a resolution. It was vignettes, and each had their own sort of endi...

    Genre: Fantasy, Environmental fiction Overall Feeling: This book wasn?t what I was expecting. It was a series of 4 short stories set in the same world. I enjoyed all 4 of the stories independently and appreciated the messages they were sending about over using a resource (in this ...

  • Suncerae
    Jan 31, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

    Damn. I loved this book. Half read it, Half listened to it on Audible. Such a great world and love the unique story lines in each. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I was so impressed by this book. Bacigalupi and Buckell's team synergy is only more apparent as the book continues. There's a distinct sense of when these short ...

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the set up, with short stories all set in the same world during the same time period. I loved the characters and the world building. My one disappointment is that there wasn't really a resolution. It was vignettes, and each had their own sort of endi...

    Genre: Fantasy, Environmental fiction Overall Feeling: This book wasn?t what I was expecting. It was a series of 4 short stories set in the same world. I enjoyed all 4 of the stories independently and appreciated the messages they were sending about over using a resource (in this ...

    ?Magic makes bramble, and bramble makes kisses, and kisses make sleep that lasts until Kpala?s children tear us to pieces. It was always thus. And yet you put yourself above the rest of us, and now all that magic blows in the breeze and brings bramble calling.? The Tangled Lan...

    Two authors, four tales, one setting. It was an interesting concept, one that worked decently, as the stories proceeded somewhat chronologically, with details from one tale appearing in a later tale. The setting was conceptualized well, though by the end of the fourth tale, I would...

    Magic has been banned in Khaim because it causes the bramble to grow, choking out the cities and life. If the bramble touches you, you fall into a deep sleep, never to wake. Only the Majister Scacz is allowed to use magic and yet, so many others do, causing the bramble to continue to g...

    In the last great city of Khaim, four unrelated individuals survive in a rotting empire of tyrants and corruption. The Jolly Mayor and the last archmage need magic to build their castle in the sky, but the over-use of magic has corrupted its use, causing a poisonous plant called the br...

  • Stephanie
    Apr 03, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

    Damn. I loved this book. Half read it, Half listened to it on Audible. Such a great world and love the unique story lines in each. ...

  • Antonio Diaz
    Jul 09, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

  • Phee
    Mar 08, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

  • LAPL Reads
    Apr 09, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

  • Jo Ladzinski
    Feb 27, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

  • Paul ataua
    Mar 11, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

  • Shelby M. (Read and Find Out)
    Mar 21, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

  • Carrie
    Feb 19, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

  • Joan of Park
    Apr 23, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...

    Paolo Bacigalupi has made a career of climate science fiction, and in this novel turns (together with Tobias Buckell) to climate fantasy. Overall, the analogy they've chosen--a strangling and toxic vine that is powered by the use of magic, anywhere, and has overtaken and threatened ...

    Damn. I loved this book. Half read it, Half listened to it on Audible. Such a great world and love the unique story lines in each. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I was so impressed by this book. Bacigalupi and Buckell's team synergy is only more apparent as the book continues. There's a distinct sense of when these short ...

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the set up, with short stories all set in the same world during the same time period. I loved the characters and the world building. My one disappointment is that there wasn't really a resolution. It was vignettes, and each had their own sort of endi...

    Genre: Fantasy, Environmental fiction Overall Feeling: This book wasn?t what I was expecting. It was a series of 4 short stories set in the same world. I enjoyed all 4 of the stories independently and appreciated the messages they were sending about over using a resource (in this ...

    ?Magic makes bramble, and bramble makes kisses, and kisses make sleep that lasts until Kpala?s children tear us to pieces. It was always thus. And yet you put yourself above the rest of us, and now all that magic blows in the breeze and brings bramble calling.? The Tangled Lan...

    Two authors, four tales, one setting. It was an interesting concept, one that worked decently, as the stories proceeded somewhat chronologically, with details from one tale appearing in a later tale. The setting was conceptualized well, though by the end of the fourth tale, I would...

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Mar 10, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

  • Ines
    Mar 01, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

  • The Captain
    May 03, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

  • Linda Maria ~
    Mar 18, 2018

    The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell is a fantasy read that is done a bit differently than normal books. When it was said in the synopsis that it takes place in four parts I wasn?t quite expecting four completely different stories. This really makes the book fe...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/08/... A couple things I didn?t realize when I first picked up The Tangled Lands: one, the world featured here was in fact introduced back around 2011 in the Khaim Novellas series, consisting of The Alchemist by...

    Some of this I've read before. Good and interesting. But too dark for me to be completely enjoyable. Torture both physical and mental and usually fairly unnecessary. The world is fairly well thought out and the magic system feels consistent. Pretty strong use of female characters as we...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have loved Paolo Bacigalupi ever since I read the windup girl. So when I heard that he had co-written a book, I knew I had to pick it up. Just be aware that this is not one complete story but rather four interrelated short stories set in the same world. I am gla...

    I received a copy of this book for review from Wunderkind PR. All opinions are my own. 3ish stars overall. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to get back to this for review... Probably because I felt fairly neutral about it. Here's the star break-down for each novella: T...

    This review first appeared on my blog.text The Tangled Lands is made up of four distinct short stories, tied together by a common land and a common problem. Calling The Tangled Lands a novel is a bit misleading and left me somewhat disappointed in the end result. The four stories a...

    Desigual colección de cuatro novelas cortas ambientadas en el mismo mundo. La idea central alrededor de la cual se construye el mundo es muy ingeniosa: la magia existe y está casi al alcance de todo el mundo, pero cada vez que se usa crece la 'zarza', una planta inmune a la magia, mu...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TANGLED LANDS is less a novel, than four interrelated novellas. Each part focuses on different characters working within Khaim, a city covered in deadly thorns and vines due to the overuse of magic. Khaim acts as the main character, s...

    This was just ok for me. When it says a story in four parts it actually means four story?s in the same world. There are two stories from each author and the book read like a collection of novellas. They were all of a good standard but I can?t help but wish it was one narrative set ...

    This wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this! Lots of different POVs and consistent writing between the two authors. I was expecting them to try and solve the toxic magic stuff destroying the town but that's not the point of the book. Really cool and fast read and...

    Those of us living through the trump administration will certainly see some familiarity in these cautionary tales of a fantasyland. And what a well built fantasyland this is! This quartet of stories is a rich enticement to hoping for further novels set in this class driven world. The t...

    'The Tangled Lands' is made up of four standalone novellas tied together by a common land and a common problem. The overuse of magic has given rise to a bramble that is encroaching on the cities and destroying everything in its path. The worldbuilding is beautiful . It allows the stori...

    The Tangled Lands comprises of four parts which I guess you could call short stories/novellas which are interconnected to form the story. It is a tale of magic and the environmental consequences that result from the use of it and the lengths people go to stop said use as well as the...

    I am not impressed. This is not really a novel - it's four novellas happening in or around the same city where magic causes bramble to grow. This bramble causes deadly sleeping sickness in people and cannot be destroyed. Ergo, magic is forbidden and its use punished (or, as we all k...

    Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great or a small thing, someone, somewher...

    Read as an eARC from Netgalley This collection of four novellas surprised me in a few ways. I am a fan of stories about cities, the people who inhabit them, and the way one's evolution influences the other's. Khaim, the Blue City, has been afflicted by bramble that sprouts from over...

    Really interesting concept, but definitely very underwhelmingly executed. This book is actually four standalone novellas, which don't really build on each other or expand the extended story, which I really wanted them to do. By the end it was actually pretty frustrating, as I felt the ...

    Authors can do what they want, but I think this might have worked better as a novel. A pair of stories from 2010, then a pair from 2018? Feels a bit like a publisher going back to the well. Speaking of publishers, could you not have hired a copy editor? Someone who knows about [i...

    it's actually 3.5 in still stunned GR doesn't have the half star feature yet. oh well... my review will come later .. first some socializing ? so, I bought the book because it sounded interesting and I know some work by Paolo Bacigalupi, now is weird to say I did like the work by...