"'Why are these people trying to teach the world about Taoscal magic?' The answers to this question, and many others, will be found by the diligent—and patient—reader, somewhere within the sprawling, infuriating pages of Black Oxen."
Byzantine intrigue and melodramatic excess abound to an almost unprecedented degree in this fascinating, inordinately busy
new novel from the New Zealand author (The Vintner's Luck
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