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The White Rose by Glen Cook
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Aug 04, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: white-list
Read from July 30 to August 04, 2012

It's hard to review The White Rose without giving any spoilers, and that being said, I thank Glen Cook for wrapping up the Chronicles of the Black Company so efficiently.

I have never read a fantasy series more human. Many people attribute George Martin as the master of the "human" fantasy, but they only do so because they haven't read Glen Cook. Martin does great at reminding us how filthy and barbaric humans can be, while Cook articulates the human experience through the lens of combat medic/historian.

After book 2 "Shadows Linger" I found myself not sure with who I wanted to win the war, The Lady, or the White Rose. I was dreading the answer, knowing that it would be found in book 3, "The White Rose".

It's a three way battle, and the "White Rose" did not fail on delivering the outcome. I will miss this series, until I return to it some future day.


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