The Hidden City by Michelle West

The Hidden City

The House War #1

Michelle West

missing duration info Add in missing duration information first pub 2008 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous mysterious slow-paced


At last, the story fantasy fans have been waiting for The incredible story that fans of The Sun Sword series have been waiting to listen to--the battle for control of House Terafin. Orphaned and left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan,...

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Community Reviews Summary of 130 reviews


dark 57%
mysterious 42%
adventurous 28%
challenging 28%
emotional 28%
reflective 28%
tense 28%
hopeful 14%


slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 42%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | No: 28%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

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