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The Bright and The Dark (Five Countries #2)

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Ten years have passed since the end of Confidence Game. In Biora, Tod has found himself repairing the old books left by scholars three centuries ago. These books are valued in Dabion, but in Biora itself they are little more than curiosities, and most of its people cannot even read the books that are so prized outside its borders. Biora has become a land of unending violen...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Spectra (first published 2004)
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More of a political intrigue novel, with spies and corrupt governmental figures, than a fantasy filled with magic and adventure.

This novel is a little too convoluted to be a great read, but it kept me interested enough to continue reading. The first part of the story introduced some interesting characters, and I think if Welch had stayed more focused on them instead of continuing to introduce more characters, the novel wouldn't have felt so convoluted.

As the novel progressed, and more and more...more
Re-read this in May. The story really didn't grab me the second time around and the characters are not as interesting as the one's Welch introduces in Confidence Game.
couldn't get into the story, didn't finish.
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