Quietus Read Online Free - A transdimensional anthropologist can't keep herself from interfering with Earth's darkest period of history in this brilliant science fiction debut
Niccolucio, a young Florentine Carthusian monk, leads a devout life until the Black Death kills all of his brothers, leaving him alone and filled with doubt. Habidah, an anthropologist from another universe racked by plague, is overwhelmed by the suffering. Unable to maintain her observer neutrality, she saves Niccolucio from the brink of death.
Habidah discovers that neither her home's plague nor her assignment on Niccolucio's world are as she's been led to believe. Suddenly the pair are drawn into a worlds-spanning conspiracy to topple an empire larger than the human imagination can contain.
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April 05, 2018
Good first contact stories are as much about philosophical interplay as they are about cultural differences. “You have a unique vision”, interdimensional traveler Habidah tells 14th century monk Niccoluccio, about halfway through Tristan Palmgren’s debut novel, Quietus. She continues, “All of the...
February 01, 2018
Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC!
This book is going to be a difficult one to review because it breaks a lot of normal conventions. The first half of the novel reads like a good outsider/anthropological exploration of our Black Plague from the PoV of a visitor from an alternate universe (the many-c...
March 19, 2018
Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . .
This book appealed to me because it's about anthropologists from another plane doing research on the Black Death. Their plane is also suffering from a plague and...
February 28, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
With the assistance of a Carthusian monk, anthropologists from distant planes of the multiverse study the spread of the Black Death on Earth to better understand the plague that...
February 28, 2018
Quietus is a debut novel that combines historical fiction with science fiction. It has some elements I appreciated, but ultimately, I wasn’t wowed by it.
Habidah, an anthropologist from another dimension, has been sent to our world, during the Black Death’s sweep over Europe. Her own home, a set o...
April 23, 2018
Thanks to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book for review.
Although I didn't finish the book, I gave it a high rating, which is unusual for me. Here's why:
The book is about a multiverse, part of which is ruled by supposedly benevolent AIs. However, a threat from outside this multiverse has...
March 06, 2018
It is the time when the Black Death swept across Europe, and the population, decimated by its effects and unable to understand the science of how it spread, thought the world was coming to an end.
Into this tumultuous time comes Habidah and her team of scientists, closely observing the population...
February 04, 2018
*Free copy for an honest review.
This book does an interesting thing. It manages a tight balance between exposition, philosophy and story that keeps this book interesting. With as long as this book is and with as little action as there is, there was the risk of being boring, but Palmgren does a gr...
April 23, 2018
Kinda unsure how there can be a unity book 2...
February 19, 2018
This review is based on an ARC given to me for free by the publisher, Angry Robot Books. This does not in any way affect my review. The novel is slated for release on March 6, 2018.
... I think this story is, at its core, a call to action. I think it is quite clear that the world is not in a good...