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Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
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A solid fantasy adventure set in 1177 with a touch of magic. The two main characters here are not your typical fantasy characters. Orlagh, a seer for her chief, is an older woman, a grandmother, and her tasks are to warn her chief of an impending invasion and to find a worthy successor of her magical brooch, who must be kin. We see Orlagh interact with several different characters throughout the tale, from bishops to warriors to magical creatures. She is a deft and clever character, and she's written with a solid grounding as to who she is. She has a strong voice and isn't about to take any nonsense.

The second character, Declan, is a bit of a mess. He's unlucky, he acts spontaneously and sometimes inanely, but he is related to Orlagh. So we see the drawing of the tale and how these two will come together.

But that's just the beginning.

There are several issues with pacing, and internal dialog could be tightened up, but it's a solid fantasy with enough trope twisting to be enjoyable.
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January 21, 2018 – Started Reading
January 21, 2018 – Shelved
January 31, 2018 – Finished Reading

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