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Awesome stories!!!
Alflor Aalto has consistently shown us that he knows how to create quality fiction that always leaves you wanting more. An immensely interesting world, unforgettable characters, and wonderful themes, this book was an absolute joy to read. It is worth pointing out that this is (chronologically) the second book in an as-of-now three book series that begins with Spies in Their Midst and ends with The Prince of Knaves. I highly suggest checking them out if you like this one!
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Well-woven medieval tales laced with raw feeling and emotion
The Streets of His City and Other Stories is quite the enjoyable read. Though the stories contained within are discrete from one another, they share some characters, plot elements, and most importantly, some very interesting thematic elements. Alflor Aalto plays effectively with persona and identity within each of the stories, thereby creating a darkly entertaining and resonant reading experience. I highly recommend the book to anyone who would enjoy a series of medieval tales that is at once gritty with realpolitik and charming in its emphasis on the power of love.
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Simply Beautiful
Nothing soothes my soul more than getting lost in a world found within a great work of literature. Once I got into the book, I could NOT put it down until I was down. The character development was simply amazing, the story line flowed perfectly from one scene to the next and the plot twists were enough to keep you reading and guessing to the very end. I HIGHLY recommend this book, and will be picking up his others very shortly!
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Excellent book, well worth reading!
Many plot twists and turns with several stories interwoven in a tapestry of wonder. The writing is excellent, the characters have feeling, and the settings are well described. True emotions are felt reading this book.

Looking forward to reading more books from this Otter, ahem author.
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Fantastic!
I'm an avid reader, and finished this book in less than six hours. I just couldn't put it down! Alflor Aalto is a fantastic writer, and this book is an excellent showcase of his talent. The plot is full of interesting twists and turns, and really keeps you on your toes! The details are rich and the cast is deeply developed. I applaud Alflor on a job very well done! Keep them coming!!!
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GET THIS AMAZING BOOK NOW!
This is a must read for those who love to read and for those who love to write.

Alflor does a fantastic job developing his characters so that you really feel connected with them and can feel what they feel (a skill than many writers constantly struggle with).

Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down and I finished this book faster than any other book I've read. Such an amazing read for readers of all levels of reading (as long as you're of age of course).

Stay tuned to this writer for when he wins an Ursa Major award :D

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This is why I read books
Mr. Aalto thrills once again! This is the second book in the Llyran Wars series, and it is quite possibly even better than Alflor's previous novel, The Prince of Knaves. There are two novellas here and two short stories. In a somewhat symbolic turn, the short stories have only a faint connection while the novellas bear a connection that is quite a bit more intimate. They tell the story of Prince Natier's return to Llyra and his subsequent psychological breakdown. The first POV is Natier's own. The second comes from an unlikely source, one of the palace servants. Sirius has no plans of getting too close to the Prince, but he soon finds himself drawn into a blackmail plot on top of his own love troubles and attempts to reunite with his mate.

As usual, Alflor's prose flows like spring brook. I've seen few writers with such an ability to put words on a page. The plot is fantastic as well... or I should say plots. Everything intertwines together into a single story where there are no heroes or villains, just people trying to live their lives in the City of Llyra. I cannot recommend this book enough. Read it and enjoy an amazing furry author!
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Emails From Readers
Dear Alflor,
Why didn't I ever read your books before? I saw Prince of Knaves at some con but I was totally broke, so I didn't get it. Now, I will totally buy it A.S.A.P. If it's even half as good as Streets, I know I'll love it. It's one of my favorite books! Is there a sequel coming out?
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Hi Mr. Alto!
Good thing you write so much. I went through Streets of His City in less than four days. I googled you and found a bunch more stories. I'm reading Sarin Barneby now. It's so funny! Streets of His City  was amazing!!! I loved the characters and the story so much. Your writing style is amazing and you have inspired me to try writing as well. I want to tell stories now. I have told all my friends about you. Everyone wants to borrow my book now. <3
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Emails From Readers
ShyWolf
Incredible book, Alflor, incredible! I must say, you just get better and better with each one. I absolutely love the way you superimposed the two storylines so well. Those are my favorite kinds of books. Better yet, the hero of one book becomes the villain of the other. This shows them truly to be great and multifaceted characters, which you don't see often in literature (and furry literature at that). My only trouble now is deciding which book to vote for in the Ursa Majors. It will definitely be one of yours. Thanks for the wonderful read!

-ShyWolf


P.S. The cover art was lovely as well. Truly befitting such a great book.
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Rodentis
Boy good thing I went to RF! A couple of my friends flaked out and I was gonna stay home. Still had fun, tho. Had fun after, too, reading your book on the plane home. This is my first time reading your stuff. It's so awesome! Gotta get your other books too now. Streets of His City is my fav furry book now, and I read almost everything from Furplanet and Sofa Wolf. You need to write more, haha!
Thanks for the awesome read!
Rodentis (Mark)
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Best buy of Rainfurrest
I wasn't very excited about the book offerings at Rainfurrest 2012.

That's before I found Alflor's book. It was at the Rabbit Valley table and very out of the way.

After loving Prince of Knaves, I just had to pick up this sequel. It was worth every penny. As I've come to expect from Alflor, the writing is buttery-smooth, and the the pacing is spot on. But this one isn't a novel like PoK is. Instead, it's two novellas and two short stories. But everything is woven together into one narrative that is full of twists and surprises. There is more than meets the eye to everything in Rivard's world. A situation can be both bleak and fantastic. It all depends on which character's eyes we are seeing it from. The two novellas do just that. They tell the same story from the perspective of two different characters. I can't even decide which novella I like best. Either way, this needs to be an Ursa Major contender.

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