Four star review of Smoke and Summons by Charlie Holmberg
This is very different from Holmberg’s Paper Magician series or the Plastic Magician. It has a darker, grittier feel. The two protagonists, Sandis and Rone, each have something they want more than anything else in the world. Those desires guide their actions. At the end, Sandis must wonder whether she should have been careful what she wished for. Getting to that point, though, is an action-packed, bloody ride that develops both the characters and the world, a polluted and corrupt city.