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Steel Magic by Andre Norton
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Jul 31, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: 2010, fantasy, children-s-lit, andre-in-august
Read in August, 2010

I love Andre Norton - she was amazing for her prolificacy (is that the right word?) if nothing else. And I have a ton of her stuff, and some of it I really love. I hadn't read any of The Magic Books before, so I started one on a long train ride today.

Sadly, I wasn't impressed - I don't think this is one of her best works... it's a rather mediocre story about 3 kids who end up in Avalon and have to help retrieve 3 magical talismans: Merlin's ring, Huon's horn, and Excalibur. And... that's about it, honestly. Sure, the children are sent on separate quests that force them to face their fears and grow with the help of magically-enlarged cutlery (yes, really) and there's some gender issues that annoy me, but other than that, the book was fairly... nondescript? At the very least, it wasn't super-interesting.

On to the next book, which I'm almost finished with already, and is a bit more interesting.
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