A Prayer for the Crown-Shy (Monk & Robot Book 2)
A Prayer for the Crown-Shy is the sweet and thoughtful sequel to A Psalm for the Wild-Built. If you enjoyed the endearing characters and expansive optimism of the first book, you’re going to love this one.
The story picks up right where the first book left off, with Sibling Dex, a tea monk, experiencing the sometimes all-encompassing listlessness that often accompanies being human and Mosscap the robot emissary (the first one seen in hundreds of years) on a mission to answer the question “What do humans need?” by heading out of the wilderness and into the villages of Panga.
Chambers’ knack for creating cozy sci-fi/fantasy stories shines through every page, from the beautifully descriptive prose meandering through the roads and villages of Panga to the thoughtful diversity of the cast of characters. Chambers blends the tech-savvy future with a philosophical approach to fundamental questions about humanity, throws in a dash of buddy comedy, and a sprinkle of the hero’s quest into something truly unique that anyone looking for a comfort read can lose themselves in for a few short hours.
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