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Above His Proper Station (The Fall of the Sorcerers #2)

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Anrel Murau, a simple scholar, is secretly the notorious revolutionary Alvos the Orator--the Empire's most wanted man. On the run and nearly penniless, Anrel finds himself forced to seek refuge in the capital city's Pensioner’s Quarter, a den of thieves, murderers, and con men. Barely scraping out an existence on the fringe of respectable society, Anrel never forgets
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by Tor Books
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Wm
Aug 06, 2010 Wm rated it it was ok
When I ordered this from the library many months ago, I had completely forgotten how much was wrong with the first volume in the series. This one is slightly more interesting, but still suffers from an overload of talkiness, an underwhelming of action, a surfeit of exposition, and a slackery of characterization.
Cindy
Apr 15, 2011 Cindy rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2011
I was a bit unsure about this series after the first book was so slow it almost put me to sleep, yet here I am book 2 and still reading. Overall, I think this series is very slowly inching to become a better series but it's not quite there yet.

Pros of this book:
-It moves a lot faster than the first book. There are huge sections of dialogue and it just seemed parts of the book moved faster.

-There is less traveling and more plot movement which moves the series forward.

-New situations and less m
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Steve
Jan 02, 2011 Steve rated it really liked it
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A very pleasant Surprise! The first book in this two part tale was a bit lackluster and i had to work a little bit to get through it. I was left unsure if they next one would be any good at all. Being a devout Watt-Evans fan i purchased it and finished it in less than half the time it took me to read the first one. The quality of this volume vastly surpassed it predecessor. The first chapter was slow going but once i was through chapter two I was hooked. I found no more trouble getting through t ...more
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Oct 28, 2011 Maddi Hausmann rated it liked it
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An enjoyable fantasy with an undercurrent of the French Revolution to it. Reminded me of some of Harry Turtledove's replayings of history as a fantasy (he did this for World War II in the Darkness series). This book is a sequel to _A Young Man Without Magic_.

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THE author could have given more detail to the characters and the details were sufficient.
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