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Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip
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Apr 01, 09

bookshelves: fantasy, fantasy-magic, bookclub, awaiting-review
Recommended to Richard by: SciFi & Fantasy Group 2009-03 Fantasy Selection
Read in April, 2009

(Conceptualizing review.)

This was the Fantasy selection for the Goodreads SciFi and Fantasy Book Club for the month of March 2009. Visit this link to see all of the discussions, group member reviews, etc.



Notes:
Four most significant characters are women:
Nepenthe, Kane, Vevay, Queen Tessera

Three secondary male characters:
Bourne, Laidley, Axis
Four tertiary males:
Felan, Gavin, Master Croysus

Inexperience portrayed well -- Bourne & Uncle think latter is clever for getting a family mage, but to the ancient Vevay & Gavin, it's transparent (reminds me of Duplicity)

No 'Evil' characters!

Even Axis treated with sympathy.

Laidley's view of history, p. 275.
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