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The Compleat Enchanter by L. Sprague de Camp
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Sep 20, 2012

it was ok
Read on September 20, 2012

The first book in this collection was quite fun. There was a section about a wizards meeting which really reminded me of both Pratchett and Rowling - I wonder if they read this when they were younger and then improved the germ of an idea in their far more successful creations.
The later books in the series were pretty dreary. hack writing. I have a feeling that as the series collaboration progessed it became more of Sprague de Camps - and less of Pratts - and I think it was Pratts involvement which made it intially interesting for me - (his science of magic was nicely done).

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