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epub ½ Never Knew Another ´ Paperback ☆ randarenewables ☆ J M McDermott delivers the stunning new novel Never Knew Another — a sweeping fantasy that revels in the small details of lifeFugitive Rachel Nolander is a newcomer to the city of Dogsland where the rich throw parties and the poor just do whaFear he keeps his secret and goes about his life as a cocky self assured man of the law The first book in the Dogsland Trilogy Never Knew Another is the story of how these two outcasts meetNever Knew Another is the first book in the Dogsland Trilog This is a Joe McDermott book so it's hardly going to be anything other than 5 star awesomeness is it If you've not ready any yet why not you only live once and you don't want to die before experiencing one of the greatest voices in modern fantasy fictionAs for reviewing Never Knew Another it became clear to me towards the end that this is of a first chapter than a self contained novel and that the reason I was struggling to get a handle on what I'd been reading was that it was far from finished McDermott is one of those authors whose motives and intent become clearer as a work progresses and to criticise or understand it based on snatches is not a very good ideaAnd yet this is the beginning and I feel compelled to say something about this first of three novels It's not initially as enticing as Last Dragon which opened up in a blaze of poetic prose and disorienting narrative devices The gameplaying is still present as are themes of memory and understanding one's rich history or the history of others but Never Knew Another is straightforwardly written allowing us to get a clearer peek at the lives of its central protagonists Jonas and Rachel two lonely individuals who are either chastised or chastise themselves from society because they are demon heirs and have a nasty habit of contaminating the people they come into close contact with There's little to it we see them lonely struggling and finally connecting before tragically realising that the book opened with Jonas already dead It's wistful sad intimate and very engaging once you allow yourself to get lost within itBut it's the beginning so I'll say little before we get to the end

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They can to scrape by Supported by her brother Djoss she hides out in their sualid apartment living in fear that someday someone will find out that she is the child of a demon Corporal Jona Lord Joni is a demon's child too but instead of living in Never Knew Another is a haunting little gem of a book the kind that lingers in your head long after you’ve turned the last page It reminded me of Gene Wolfe’s novels while reading I had that same sense of deep truths hidden between interlocking tales where words left unspoken hold eual weight to those on the page The framing story for the novel follows a married pair of shapechanging hunters whose sacred mission is to seek out and kill the halfbreed children of demons and cleanse the tainted ground the demon children leave behind This taint is uite real the very touch of these halfbreed children can sicken ordinary humans even kill them And yet as one of the hunters experiences the memories of a slain demon child in order to track down we learn the halfbreeds are human as the rest of us afraid alone desperate to survive capable of both cruelty and compassion In some ways the hunters are far Other than the demon children They view the world with the cool practicality of the wolves whose form they can take and share a wolf’s disdain for weakness; but they too are capable of tenderness and love All told the novel is a beautifully written exploration of what it means to be an outcast I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a dark literary fantasy that’s wonderfully different from most others on the shelf

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Never Knew AnotherJ M McDermott delivers the stunning new novel Never Knew Another a sweeping fantasy that revels in the small details of lifeFugitive Rachel Nolander is a newcomer to the city of Dogsland where the rich throw parties and the poor just do whatever uick reaction this was a uniue one Really hard to put into words what I feel about it but at the end of it I really loved it Beautiful prose that contrasted the ugly world it depicted It's a very short novel yet uite packed The story itself is not that complex but the storytelling techniue is It's easy to get confused since POVs are not always easily identifiable but that's part of the charm Part of the story is experienced through a character accessing another's memories There's switching of POV as well as the narrative mode and events are not in chronological order So be prepared to put some effortThemes of loneliness and solitude are explored to its fullest as well as the pursuit to belong; find someone that understands you I really loved how the demons were depicted here how it mixed the humanity with the inhumanity with the inevitability of what they are and how toxic they are just for being what they are despite of who they are and who they wish to be I hope that made some senseThe ending was a bit abrupt for me and the climax was very subtle really felt like there was none but with the seuel already out this is pretty much a none issue Never Knew Another is the first in the Dogsland Trilogy McDermott is certainly an author to watch I have a feeling he'll be producing some compelling and thought provoking reading for years to come