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Soulhaven (Deb E Howell)

Soulhaven@read.iridescent.nz

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Writer, mum, general dog's body from the south of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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The Kingfisher's Debt (Paperback, 2018, Ifwg Publishing Australia) 4 stars

Review of "The Kingfisher's Debt" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I think the speed with which I read this one is testament to how much I enjoyed it. Sorry family, I am indeed behind on dishes, etc. And sorry to my readers, I did put off a day of writing to read.

As others have mentioned, there is some time-hopping between "present day" and the MC's teenage years. It took a few chapters for me to get into partly for this reason -- a lot of characters to meet -- but I liked how it let us see the MC's teenage romance develop, which definitely affected how I felt about things happening in the present timeline. And I'm all about feelings.

This is Urban Fantasy. And it's Urban Fantasy set in NZ. There is snark. The author is a master of snark.

Partly due to the snark, I was concerned that I would be dealing with an unreliable narrator, which …