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A good read if you persevere.
on 19 May 2011
I have wanted to read this book for a while but just didn't get around to it, but having done so I am glad I did. In truth I found the written style a little jarring at first but having kept going it does settle down, or perhaps I just stopped noticing. The story is good; it is well paced and not overly complicated so you get carried along with the adventure. There are no great surprises in the story, but it is still enjoyable. For a fantasy writer I do not think that the author has created a particularly vivid or creative backdrop for the story, the world she has created is not imaginative. But I liked the characters, they are not complex but they are likeable and help facilitate the story.
This was sufficiently good that I immediately read the second in the series, "Magic Thief - Lost", and enjoyed that as well. So this has been a good discovery and worth reading. I will certainly also read the third part in the series.