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The Cardinal's Blades by Pierre Pevel
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Dec 05, 09

Read in December, 2009

A little slow, a little predictable in its intrigue, and only *just* fantasy in no more. The 'fantastic' elements could be removed with virtually no alteration to the plot.

One major concern I had was in the translation. If I were Mssr Pevel, I would be absolutely livid at the clumsy, ungrammatical, and poorly structured nature of this translation. It probably cost the book a star on this review, simply because I often had to reread a passage just to work out what was going on.
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Reading Progress

11/20/2009 page 1
0.27% "Chosen on the basis that I like the cover art :)"
11/26/2009 page 117
31.37% "Really enjoying this. It does introduce a lot of characters with (to me) unmemorable French names, but I'll cope :)"
11/30/2009 page 199
53.35% "I like this. It's weird and not much seems to be going on, but it's good-weird."
11/30/2009 page 220
58.98% "Ok, the plot is growing a little more intricate now - I'm not entirely sure who the bad guys are any more..."
12/03/2009 page 285
76.41% "Too many characters for my silly little head."
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