Book Reviews

Emperor and Clown
by Dave Duncan

This final book in the A Man of His Word series should have ended with a bang. Instead, it was barely a fizzle. A good series, but not great, and not one I would say is a must-read.

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The Winter of the Witch
by Katherine Arden

It's never easy saying goodbye to such engaging characters, but I was left with a satisfying conclusion and the fulfillment of many character arcs so I'm happy.

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Perilous Seas
by Dave Duncan

Perilous Seas accelerates the pace of the series with some of the best storytelling and character development to date.

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Faery Lands Forlorn
by Dave Duncan

Overall a slow read with some confusing plotlines which is saved by some good character building and the promise of the larger story forming for our two main characters.

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Magic Casement
by Dave Duncan

A slow start to the series with minimal character development, I'm nevertheless giving this one three rockets because it does build a good foundation for the remainder of the series.

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The Bard’s Blade
by Brian D. Anderson

Sometimes a book just doesn’t work; this is one of those times. The Bard’s Blade may be the beginning of an exciting epic fantasy adventure for some, but I’m concluding my foray into this series with this first book.

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The Outstretched Shadow
by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

A promising start that fizzled out and ultimately led to me putting this one down.

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Horizon
by Lois McMaster Bujold

Bujold, working her usual writing magic in this final book in The Sharing Knife series, brings everything full circle in a satisfying and successful way.

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Passage
by Lois McMaster Bujold

Passage continues a wonderful series but ultimately its story is fairly singular in purpose. If the author had added something more I think this book would have really stood out amongst the others in the series.