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The Novice by Trudi Canavan
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Jun 01, 2010

really liked it
Read from June 01 to 14, 2010

** spoiler alert ** The Novie was much better than the first book. It was worth all the waiting! This book was much more exciting. I like that we get to know the characters a little better, and also the new characters we get introduced too. What I don't like so much, is that nobody seems to like Sonea. And yes - I get the whole idea, that nobody likes her because she's from the slums and that, but you know... just because you're from the houses, you don't have to have the same opinion as everybody else from the houses. I mean - just because you grew up in the houses, doesn't mean you can't think Sonea has the right to be there. The other noviceses either don't like her, or they don't care about her. Nobody actually like her, except Rothen and Dannyl of course - and then there's this one boy, whom quickly desides otherwise.
Then there's all the attacts from Regin and his followers. I mean - DO SOMETHING SONEA FOR CHRIST SAKE! It really annoys me, that she just lets it happen. I know her reasons for it, for I still think she should do something... But other than that I absolutely loved it! Really - its such a good book. I now like Sonea more, and the whole High Lord thing - I just think its so exciting!
The writer has done a really dangerous thing, in this book. She has written not only from different kind of perspectives, but also from different kind of places, which not always works - but it does in this book! It works perfectly. When I hear about Dannyl, Sonea, Lorlen or Rothen - I never get then feeling, that I don't want to here about one of the person - one rather than the other - no, I quickly find every persons perspective entertaining, which is a really important thing. I loved it! :)
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06/02/2010 page 24
4.16% "its good so far :)"
06/02/2010 page 75
13.0% "I actually like this book better than the first one! :)"
06/14/2010 page 592
100.0% "And I'm finished! Very good book!"
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