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Banewreaker by Jacqueline Carey
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Aug 26, 09

Read in August, 2009

It's been probably 10 years since I last read an epic high fantasy novel, especially one that begins a new series. Especially one that's not designated 'trilogy' or something else with a foreseeable ending number. I don't know if the tropes in this novel will feel stale to those who've been devouring this genre consistently (unlike me), but to me this novel was an amazing adventure. Eloquently written, deeply detailed, sympathetically realistic characters -- all that, and the pace kept moving. Carey had a lot of world-building to do, but that didn't keep her from action and plot development. This is recognizably Tolkein-esque, with bits of the Fisher King and other mythologies, flairs of Hinduism--bits and pieces from a variety of primary sources sewn together into a cohesive new tale. Bring on "Godslayer," I say.
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