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The Summer Palace by Lawrence Watt-Evans
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Oct 12, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, partial-review
Recommended for: fans of watt-evans, robin hobb and bruce fergusson
Read in October, 2008 , read count: 1

I have loved these three books from the very start, I think perhaps, because they remind me slightly about the Obsidian Chronicles, which I absolutely loved.

Watt-evans creates a simple, yet strange universe with wizards, ler, small communities and a strange ruling system that has been used for over 700 years. The main character, a man once called Breaker, but now called Sword, is sympathetic and also a man of action. He is constantly wondering about the world, about their ruling system, but in this book, he is also exploring the worlds around Barokan, exploring the Uplands.

I shouldn't tell you too much of this book, lest I spoil the fun of reading it, except to say that I found this to be the very best book of the three.

Only bad thing...sometimes Watt-evans describes the previous events too much, as if he wants this book to be a stand along book. You shouldn't read this book alone...you should start with the Wizard Lord, then the Ninth Talisman and then finish it off with this desert!
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