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Fortune and Fate by Sharon Shinn
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Dec 01, 2008

did not like it
Read in November, 2008

I've liked Shinn's books in the past, for the most part. Some more than others, of course. But this one felt like she just wasn't ready to let the world go. I can understand that. So often, fantasy stories end with the huge conflict. There is no sense of what comes later; the rebuild, reassembling of lives, fortunes and nations. This novel does do that a bit, which is interesting.

But. You can call me a prude (and you wouldn't be the first, and you won't be the last), this trend of increasing the amount of sex action and sex description is one that I can live without. Porn is just as damaging when it is descriptive in print as it is when it is visual images.

I'd have liked this book better if Shinn had kept things out of the bedroom (those things come with doors for good reason).
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message 1: by Sally (new)

Sally Thanks for that review. I started to read the first book in this series and felt it was just a tad too explicit. Glad I followed my instincts. I do, however, love Shinn's YA novels and stories!

message 2: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea Malcolm I agree with the porn comments! I hate reading my favorite authors new books and discovering They have "crossed to the dark side"... so disheartening.
Luckily her earlier books are re-readers on my shelves and I cam comfort my self with them.
Try Lynn Kurland for some awesome pg-13 romance.

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