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Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
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Jul 17, 2008

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I was way more intrigued by the alternate folky early America here than the Epic Battle Between Good and Evil. Any fantasy worth its salt is more about the humanity of the characters and the choices they face when caught up in said battle. The Ender's series is all over that, but I guess there's a reason why OSC's other stuff hasn't been as successful. The characters here are richly developed and struggling with those choices, but to the reader it's clear that the right people will always be in the right place at the right time and fall in love with the right people and come out on the right side. Boring. And as I said the underlying Maker v Unmaker, magic v theology deal just doesn't keep my interest enough to keep reading this series.

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