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Fun to read, but could be a lot better
on 11 March 2009
As far as Feist goes this is extremely fun to read and is written in much the same style as the last 6 books. However it is often simplistic and you get the impression that the author is just trying to churn out the books due to the publisher's demands.
The storyline is good and introduces a whole new range of powerful characters all of who are magic users. This gives a bit of spice to the story which is often lacking in previous books. However, most of the book consists of the main characters discussing what to do and you get the impression that this book is just setting the scene for the next one.
There is a massive shock ending which involves a bit of action, but a lot more could have been good. The story is rapped up very quickly in the last few pages and lacks emotion. But all in all, a very enjoyable read.