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The Novice by Trudi Canavan
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Jul 24, 2011

Eh. This was all right—not much more than mediocre. It dragged quite a bit. It was less interesting than the first book, as well as repetitive, predictable, lacking in imagery, and also rather lacking in originality, in my opinion (except perhaps for the twist in Dannyl's character, which I flatly didn't like). A few parts seemed a bit disjointed and pointless, like the random appearance of Cery for one page. And I must agree with another reviewer that it was dreadfully in need of a better editor, and that "trudging" through all the thoughts and potential responses of every character became very tedious after a while. Honestly, I mostly skimmed the last couple of chapters to pick up the main plot points. Canavan's writing style has really begun to grate on me. I'm vaguely curious about the how the plot will be resolved, but I rather doubt I'll actually read the final book of the trilogy.

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