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Magician by Raymond E. Feist
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Surprisingly good. I picked this up expecting it to be another fat fantasy novel to read for fun, but it had some creative story and setting elements tat set it apart from the dime a dozen other fantasy paperbacks that you can find at used book stores. The character development was also good enough that I cared about what happened to them.

As an aside, the women, who are supposed to be "strong" are rather boring and don't actually do anything that *shows* that there strong. It was just irritating to me because the women were described as strong as if to do the minimal amount of work to balk the fantasy stereotype that they were weak damsels in distress or objects, but actions speak louder than words as far as characterization goes. I suppose that this is understandable considering the fact that the target audience was probably guys.
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Racheal Hi! I just read your review on the main page for the book and I had to say that I totally agree with your comment about the women! It would talk about how strong willed they are but I wanted him to show me, not tell me. The whole romance-y aspects, if they can even be considered that, almost seemed as an aside that he put in because he felt like he was supposed to. Here's a chick, she's strong and sassy, you should like her. Now I'm going to completely ignore her for the rest of the book besides noting here and there that she still exists :P


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