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The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook

The Aftermath - Rhidian Brook

The premise seemed interesting, but I didn't feel as enthused once I got a few chapters in.  I wasn't always convinced of the time period, partly due to the language, and it felt like a lot of heavy-handed telling rather than showing right off the bat.  After several tedious conversations, some clunky turns of phrase ("a tiara of sweat?" really?), and a liberal sprinkling of ten-dollar words throughout, I had to bail.