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Blade's Edge by Virginia McClain
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Blade's Edge is a Japenese-styled coming of age fantasy adventure, in which two young girls must master their mysterious powers and come together to defeat an evil oppressive regime. It moves along at a pleasing speed, introduces a range of characters who manage to be memorable to the reader without labouring the point, does a good job of making hand-to-hand combat sequences work on the page and features an interesting visualisation of magic as "kiso" that helps distinguish it from other similar books.

There's a slightly odd few bits where dragons and talking trees show up which are enjoyable in themselves but feel a bit set apart from the rest of the world, and I'd have liked more material with the two leads in the same place. Nonetheless, a strong standalone adventure which flies by without seeming rushed, boring or predictable. Recommended.
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Reading Progress

January 7, 2015 – Shelved
January 7, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 8, 2015 – Started Reading
January 15, 2015 – Finished Reading

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