Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer

Warning: this review contains spoilers.

Oh man does this book have a lot going on. Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer is the second book in her Terra Ignota series. It is beautifully written, and imagines a futuristic world that is as close to a realistic utopia as I have seen so far, a world that I would choose to live in in a heartbeat--and then shows us it's rotten core, the ways in which we didn't really outgrow our issues with religion, gender, sex, power, and war, lets it tear itself apart in front of our eyes. 

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