Review: Smiler’s Fair by Rebecca Levene

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Smiler’s Fair is slightly outside my wheelhouse—not only is it an epic fantasy written in a more grimdark, GRRM-esque style (which I’ve been sort-of-but-not-really trying to avoid), but it’s a UK novel that’s currently unavailable in the United States. (I was able to procure a copy thanks to ILL.)

So why did I decide to read it? Curiosity, mainly. I’d read the book’s synopsis and a review on and was intrigued by the story’s premise and the promise of a band of raggledy-taggledy characters.

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