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Renegade's Magic by Robin Hobb
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Mar 26, 2008

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bookshelves: reviewed-2008, fantasy
Recommended for: Robin Hobb fans, Fantasy Lovers
Read in March, 2008

Robin Hobb fixes a lot of the problems (but not all of them) from previous books in this series.

It's not quite as much the 'idiot plot' as before (where her characters have to be idiots to find themselves in the situations that they're in), and they act in a much more reasonable fashion.

A lot of plot elements that drove previous books get explained, but they take a little too long to be explained.

What rescued this book for me were Hobb's skillful writing style and engaging characters (even if they can be dense as stones), and the fact that the ending was a bit more hopeful than I thought it could be. It doesn't end with a loss of anything approaching what previous books (in this series and others) have experienced.

If I didn't know better, I'd call it gain.

This book touches on 4 stars, but doesn't quite deserve it. I did, however, end my reading experience satisfied with what I read.
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