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The Troll's Grindstone (The Wizard's War #1)

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Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 12th 1986 by Del Rey (first published June 1st 1986)
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Austin Poulsen
Almost couldn't finish.

There was potential.

There was no execution.

First off, the cover art was barf.

Second, none of the characters were likeable, and I could never quite tell what their motivations were, which was annoying.

Third, the prose was very bland. Nothing was said in an original way. After having just finished a Patrick rothfuss book, the prose here made me cringe.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend.
Erin Davis
Fantastic book. I loved the ties to Viking society. Wonderfully complex characters, and I'm kinda bummed that I don't have the other books in the series.
John Cook
Apr 15, 2013 John Cook rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Teens or older.
Recommended to John by: Bookshelf at Cole's Bookstore.
This was the first Elizabeth Boyer book I read. I didn't realize at first that it was the first of a series. I am usually not interested in reading series unless they are all completely published. I was hooked from the first chapter. When I finished it, I had to find more of her books. I filled the interim between the trilogy releases with other previously published works.

I would recommend this book and the whole series. The second book was a little weak, in my opinion, but the following books
Mike (the Paladin)
This is another great read from Elizabeth Boyer based in the mythology and folklore of the cold north. They have gone out of print, sad and a shame but if you can find them at a descent price you won't be disappointed. I ran down most anything I could find by her "back when".
Read this whole series as a teenager and loved it! I've been trying to think of the author's name for at least a month and it finally came to me yesterday!

Medieval fantasy with a Scandinavian setting.
I read this years ago and never found the rest of the series (I think this one is not the first installment).
Not bad fantasy fare. Most predictable but there are several hidden plot twists.
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