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This review is from: A Song for Arbonne (Paperback)
This is truly a wonderful book, beautifully written and brilliantly thought out.. The story is woven around and between some of the most well developed and "real" characters I have ever come across, taking you on a journey which is terrifyingly easy to get lost in as the inner disputes of Arbonne threaten to be its downfall in forthcoming war.
A Song for Arbonne delivers a well-balanced and thought provoking novel, involving the reader in the relationships of each character in such a way that your heart races as they talk and plunges as they fight - there is no single 'bad guy' as such, the differences here are more often cultural than otherwise. This might sound "fluffy" or some such to someone reading it but believe me.. this book is far from fluffy. It is touching at times and stomach-churning at others..... having read it far too many times to be truly objective any more I can only say that every single person I know who has read this after I recommended it to them has fallen for Arbonne and several have gone on to read all Guy Kay's other novels.
If you're skeptical (you needn't be) just try it; I wish I had the opportunity to read it again for the first time.