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Sheepfarmer's Daughter by Elizabeth Moon
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Sep 16, 2011

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bookshelves: fantasy, aficionado-top-100-challenge
Read from September 16, 2011 to January 31, 2012

First half low to mid three stars.
Second half mid to high three stars.

I liked it. It just wasn't a book that "spoke" to me. I found it a little clinical. Cold. Paks wants to be soldier with every fiber of her being but I never once felt that desire. None of the characters really came to life for me.

I did like that this book's heroine was a strong young woman who knew her own mind. If it had been written today she would have followed her first love into the army where she would meet another young man who would quickly become her best friend and maybe something more. Or she would be a shy wallflower who enlisted to escape a villainous family and slowly fall in love with the boy who bullies her from day one....

I really liked the action once the second half kicked in. I liked the honest portrayal of battle. People die. Sometimes it's ugly. Often times it's senseless. And many times it is a matter of luck and chance.

There was enough I liked that I will continue the series.

I would recommend this to most fans of fantasy. And if you find the first half too boring and tame for you stick with it.
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Carol. Agree!

message 2: by Kevin (last edited Mar 01, 2012 01:43PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Kevin Xu I found the book to the exact opposite. I found the first half really great, but the second half did not speak to me because it was so cliche.

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