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message 1: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Damn it! Now I have to read this...


message 2: by Amanda (new)

Amanda This has been on my Amazon wish list for quite sometime now while I debated whether or not to get it. I think you just made up my mind for me.


message 3: by Kemper (new)

Kemper I'm not even the world's biggest magic/fantasy fan, but I read the author's blog on Time quite a bit so I thought I should give it a try. I was really impressed with it.


message 4: by Kemper (last edited Aug 15, 2009 04:39AM) (new)

Kemper Dan wrote: "Damn it! Now I have to read this..."

I owed you one because I gotta find that Chester Himes book now that I know he was a Joe R. influence. So we're even now, right? Let's not start a book recommending war neither one of us will walk away from....


message 5: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Kemper wrote: "Dan wrote: "Damn it! Now I have to read this..."

I owed you one because I gotta find that Chester Himes book now that I know he was a Joe R. influence. So we're even now, right? Let's not sta..."


That sounds reasonable. No one wants an unwinnable recommending war.




message 6: by Chip (new)

Chip Finally read this after having seen it highlighted again and again in bookstores. Not fundamentally original, but a great spin on Narnia and Harry Potter. Reminds me of when I first read The Black Company books. Fully agree with your review - and looking forward to the sequel.


message 7: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Chip wrote: "Finally read this after having seen it highlighted again and again..

I'm looking forward to the next one, too. Seems like this was a love-it or hate-it book for most people but I was in the love-it camp.


message 8: by Cera (new)

Cera I loved it, too, and thought it was a really good & loving deconstruction of the entire Narnia thing. And I liked how the magic was hard work!


message 9: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Cera wrote: "I loved it, too, and thought it was a really good & loving deconstruction of the entire Narnia thing. And I liked how the magic was hard work!"

The thing about it being so much work to learn magic was one of my favorite parts of it.


message 10: by Meg (new)

Meg Great review! This is now on my TBR list.


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