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Forest Mage by Robin Hobb
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Jul 02, 2009

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Nevare has the life he's always dreamed of lined up for him and ready to go. He's handsome and strong, he's in the academy to become an officer in the cavalry, he has a family that's proud of him and he has a beautiful young lady waiting to become his wife. But then, as this book, the second in a trilogy, opens, his entire life begins to slowly unravel and turn inside out. This is an interesting story filled with characters I could easily empathize with, but I think at over 700 dense pages it was just too long for its own good. Most of the action in this story takes place within Nevare's mind as battles of will power and trips into the dream world. It's a powerful cautionary tale of the evils of intolerance with a heart wrenching ending that makes me want to read the final book in this trilogy no matter how much slogging I had to do to get through the first two. If you didn't enjoy the first book in this trilogy, you probably won't enjoy this one either. This one is even slower but much deeper.
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Reading Progress

July 2, 2009 – Shelved
July 2, 2009 –
page 21
July 5, 2009 –
page 128
July 7, 2009 –
page 240
July 8, 2009 –
page 266
July 9, 2009 –
page 407
July 10, 2009 –
page 519
July 11, 2009 –
page 539
Started Reading
July 13, 2009 – Finished Reading

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