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BOOK REVIEW: Always Gray in Winter

Mamma Bear Book Review *A bear trundles in with a book under one, fuzzy arm*

Always Gray in Winter is a military scifi featuring an ancient clan of werecats with a long history of conflict and military involvement. It is an action-packed read with a huge cast of diverse characters all converging on a mysterious device which has to do with the werecats' "Affliction." Everyone wants the thing, and the race to possess it drives most of the conflict in the book. 
The author is a master of detail, and the military situations in the story rang fully authentic and very well researched. Unfortunately, the sheer number of characters, flashbacks, and a prose style that is a little bit florid, made the story somewhat difficult to parse in places. While I really enjoyed the portions where clarity was strong, I was also often frustrated by confusion about who was who, how they were related, and what exactly was going on. A lot of this comes near the beginning when the reader is real…

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