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A Magic of Twilight by S.L. Farrell
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Mar 05, 11

A really engaging, really clever fantasy novel.

I enjoyed it because its world is more Renaissance-Europe-y than "The Fay and the Elven Folk cavorted by the Dingly Dell."

It's really about faith, power, and politics, but there's magic, too. One thing I really enjoyed was the way the book was told in relatively short chapters from multiple viewpoints. This helped the first third of the book, which was, in typical fantasy fashion, kind of heavy on the exposition, flow quickly, and really made the last two thirds fly.

This will probably be compared to the George R.R. Martin series since its heavy on the political maneuvering, but I actually liked this one better than A Game of Thrones. I knew at the end of that one that I wasn't going any further with that series, whereas I will probably pick up the next volume of this one.

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