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The Source of Magic by Piers Anthony
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it was ok
bookshelves: read-reviewed-2013

I liked this series as a child and having read the first one recently, and found it not too bad, I wanted to read the second one to see if he developed as a writer and if he managed to improve on the problems I had with the first one.

Sadly this one is a little worse than the first. It sticks to the same episodic template and jumps around all over the place, a book of ideas more than a strong narrative. I can see why I would have liked it as a child, but in terms of story it tended to be full of convenient and unlikely outcomes.

Feels like the success of the first book gave the author a formula to work to and while there’s nothing wrong with each individual part it doesn’t really add up to much.
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January 1, 2013 – Finished Reading
August 1, 2013 – Shelved
August 1, 2013 – Shelved as: read-reviewed-2013

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