The White Pavilion
by Ruth Fox
The Pattern does not exist without Chaos.
Imre is a Dancer of the White Pavilion. As a follower of Aurelia, the Whore, one of the seven companions who accompanied la Relojero (the clock maker) to Tierra Mejór, she is also a courtesan in training. When Imre falls when performing the Dance of a Thousand Steps, a dance that has been performed every year for the past five hundred years, she believes she has disrupted the will of the Pattern and is now responsible for the disasters befalling her world. Called to the Citadel by the taciturn Principe Thaniel, she is certain she is about to be punished for her mistake. But when she arrives, Imre finds the prince is both more and less than he seems. Now, while trying to adjust to her new life in the Citadel and dealing with the hatred of Senor Grath, the Principe Regente’s Adviser, Imre must discover why Thaniel is yet to be named king.
Meanwhile, the Brotherhood, a suspicious sect, tightens its grip over the rotting, rusting metal city, Cuidad mas Grande – The Grand City – from their pedestal in the sky. Even as Imre finds her heart and loyalties torn between the Prince and his Adviser, it is clear that the sect is determined to prevent Thaniel from taking his throne.
But on a broken world that moves to the ticking of the Pendulum and the spinning of the Wheel, can Imre prevent Tierra Méjor from being torn apart?
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About Ruth Fox
Ruth Fox is the author of many books, including the award-winning Monster-boy: Lair of the Grelgoroth.
She has a Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing, and loves to read science fiction, fantasy, romance, adventure, young adult, adult, literature, old books, new books, and everything in between.
She lives with her husband, two cats and three very adventurous sons (who also love books) in Victoria, Australia.
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Title: The White Pavilion
Author: Ruth Fox
Release Date: December 4th, 2022
Page Count: 547
Start Date: December 3rd, 2022
Finish Date: December 4th, 2022
Story: I’m not sure what I was expecting when I started this book. I really wasn’t hooked in the beginning and there were many parts in the book itself that I really didn’t care for. I won’t get into the details of the negatives. They really are more personal preferences than the actual writing. I think the author had a wonderful writing style to be honest. The idea of the book is unique. It is a slow start, but it does pick up. I also loved the fact that this book had more than five hundred pages!
Characters: I really didn’t feel a connection with any of the characters. I don’t think I’m really supposed to. I really did love seeing the journey of them though. I think this would have been better told in multiple points of view if I’m being honest.
Final Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book, and I’m so glad that I read it. I’m curious to see what other books that the author brings us. I really love their writing style. I recommend this book to anybody who love futuristic or dystopian type novels. It’s creative and unique. I would like to point out that I felt it was a slow start. I also found a few triggers. Such as SA, DA, and misogynistic situations.