Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Matter of Disagreement by E.E. Ottoman - Paul's Review

**I was provided an eARC of this novella by Less Than Three Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

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Title: A Matter of Disagreement

Author: E.E. Ottoman
Year Published: 2014

**This novella is MATURE**

The rise of mechanical animation, and its popularity at court, is threatening to end Andrea's scholarly pursuits of spell craft and literature—and force him to let go of his assistants, who depend on him to support their families. In retaliation against the field that is ruining his life, Andrea begins to campaign against it. The efforts gain him notoriety, but do not solve his financial dilemmas.

When he is dragged to a party by his brother, he comes face to face with the man who pioneered mechanical animation: Leon Gregory de la Marche VI, Marquis de la Marche. And he is not at all what Andrea expected.


Review: This novella is set in a world of high society where technology and magic are closely related. The world is a lot bigger than this novella and it isn't explored very much. I thought the story was quite short. I think the story and the world building could have been expanded into a novel. I wanted to know more about the magic aspect of the world.

I didn't really connect with the romance in this novella. I did enjoy that queer characters were accepted in this world though. This is definitely an adult novella, but you wouldn't know until the ending. The last about 10% is pretty much erotica. I was a little surprised by it. 

I give this novella a 3/5. I enjoyed the novella, but I wanted more. The story had more potential and I never really got to understand the world.


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