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The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner
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Oct 11, 2011

it was ok

While I thought the book was entertaining, I really thought the end of the book was weak. I was in the last 20 pages and thought: How is this going to end in 20 pages?! There are also some loose ends left in the end which I detest, but I figure the author is likely going to write another novel.

Another thing I found is that there was too much development. I understand the character has to grow, but the first half of the book is kind of boring and all the action is in the second half.

What made me think the novel was ok is the main character. She is fun, believable and has realistic character development. As for the others, the girl best friend was annoying and Marcus, her other best friend is too quiet. The uncle was bizarre to the end, but I think if I would have read Swordspell I would understand him more.

In all the novel is still entertaining, I just saw a lot more potential.

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