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The Rover by Mel Odom
The Rover

HotaruTsuki, September 3, 2011

In this Tolkinesk novel, we follow the (mis)adventures of 3rd level librarian Wick as an act of curiosity becomes mistaken for bravery. Wick spends much of the novel insisting to himself that he is not brave, while constantly doing things that are quite brave.

I found it quite enjoyable though I felt like I could have been drawn more deeply into the world. I would have also liked to know what happened to some of the people the Wick left behind. Perhaps this will be covered in the sequels.
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The Lesser Kindred by Elizabeth Kerner
The Lesser Kindred

HotaruTsuki, June 4, 2009

Lesser Kindred picks up shortly after Song in the Silence ends. The story-telling style is the same as the first book, so if you enjoyed it you'll probably like this one.
Its disapointing to see continuity errors when its only the second book in the series. Two specific ones include the length of time between dragon births (Lesser Kindred lenghtens it by 200 years) and the use of Kantri language by the Demon master Beryls.
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Song in the Silence: The Tale of Lanen Kaelar by Elizabeth Kerner
Song in the Silence: The Tale of Lanen Kaelar

HotaruTsuki, June 4, 2009

I was very eager to read this book. It is a fresh perspective on dragons and the dragon/human relationship, but that's where the excitement ends. Kerner starts her book at the end, with the main character Lanen telling the story of her youth from her perspective as a old woman. Nothing wrong with that. The problem comes shortly after as she switches character perspective every couple of pages. There is no way that the main character would ever learn all the thoughts that are presented as we see things from other POVs.
Its still an enjoyable book, if you can ignore the style shifts.
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Take a Thief by Mercedes Lackey
Take a Thief

HotaruTsuki, May 6, 2008

Ever wonder how Skiff became such a good thief? Or why Albirich lets him get away with so much in class? Your answers await you in Take a Thief. Yet another wonderful book of the Valdemar series. Just make sure you've read the Arrows trilogy first, it makes it more fun that way.
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Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee
Black Unicorn

HotaruTsuki, May 6, 2008

This was the first Tanith Lee book that I read. If you are looking for a gentle fairy-tale world where happily ever after is always the end, this book is not for you. However, if you want a book on right, wrong, purity, and the nature of desire--pick up Black Unicorn.
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