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Magician by Raymond E. Feist
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May 18, 09

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Magician is one of those rare books that you stumble upon by accident, but end up loving for the rest of your life. I forget exactly how I came by it, either a gift or a purchase by me, but either way I'm distinctly grateful to have had the chance to read this book.

The story is of an orphaned keep boy, Pug, discovered to have limited talents with magic. But more than this, it's also a story of being a boy, of growing up and finding a place in the world. The Kingdom of the Isles is well realised and rich, and the writing of Feist is intelligent, flowing and gripping. As the title suggests, magic plays a key role in this book, but it just seems to be done better, more "realistically" than other fantasy novels.

Again, I always say a review is hard to do without plot spoilers, so I will just say this; if you enjoy fantasy on any level, then you should get this book and the others of the series. You won't regret it, and chances are you'll find yourself a new favourite.
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