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The Cursed Towers by Kate Forsyth
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Oct 14, 2008

it was amazing
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Read in October, 2008

This is a VERY busy book. The focus splits often between characters, there are some very tragic events and more then a few surprises. The main focus is on the war and even that is not a straightforward focus since there are four forces to contend with. Lachlan must decide how to defeat the Bright Soldiers, punish Margrit of Arran for her betrayals, and locate the Grand-Seeker who is gathering an army to restore Maya's child to the throne. Attacks from the Fairgean are a factor too but as you will soon see, not in a way that you might expect. Meanwhile, Isabeau is on an adventure of her own, separate from most of the main storyline, and it too contains a lot of twists, turns, and surprises.

Again, the characters impressed me. These books really suck you into the individual story lines and make you care about each person. Even Maya has qualities that make you, if not sympathize; at least partially understand her motives. You will not find too many light moments in this book. That is to be expected considering that it is primarily about war, but still, there are a few inserted skillfully to help break the tension. Overall, this book is much darker and much more complicated then the first two.

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