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An Unexpected Apprentice by Jody Lynn Nye
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Jan 07, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: fantasy, 2010
Read in January, 2010

This book is, at best, mediocre--at worst, a big waste of time. You might laugh at this, but I had hoped (based on the back-cover description) for a high fantasy, Tolkeinesque, Harry Potter. Yes, I wanted to see the high fantasy(ish) creatures at school to become wizards. But Jody Lynn Nye obviously set out to write a feminist Fellowship of the Ring. The significant variations were that her hobbits are called "small folk," the ring is a book, and all the members of the fellowship are women. All in all, it offered nothing new and hardly anything interesting. I skipped eighty of the last hundred pages just to get through it.
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