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Seven Princes by John R. Fultz
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May 27, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: loanage, did-not-finish, a-kind-of-magic, world-fantasy
Read from May 24 to 27, 2012

Harks back to an earlier time, when magic didn't need to make any sort of sense, the age of legends could be within a generation, and women were either princesses or wenches. Or maybe evil sexy sorceresses. Or maybe shape-changing non-talking animal spirits who make perfect life companions. It doesn't get any better.

It's a valid literary choice, I suppose, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. Or that I won't make disparaging remarks about those who make it.

I was going to read the whole thing as an exercise in a completely different style of fantasy - one that ignores all the advances the genre has made since Howard - but at page 186 I admitted I was having far too little fun to wade through the other two-thirds of it.
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Reading Progress

05/24/2012 page 68
14.0% "This guy really liked Tolkien. And Conan. And other fantasy of that ilk. This might be a little stiff and epic for me."
05/25/2012 page 90
18.0% "He's used "aqueous" three times so far. That's two and a half too many, in my not-so-humble opinion."
12/07/2014 marked as: did-not-finish

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