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Forest Mage (Soldier Son Series #2)

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All right, the majority of the reviews here bash this book and say its slow and depressing. In that, they are right. But, as you read, it is clear that all of the action is building up and up and up, and in the last few chapters, it explodes and leaves you going 'WHAT??...
All right, the majority of the reviews here bash this book and say its slow and depressing. In that, they are right. But, as you read, it is clear that all of the action is building up and up and up, and in the last few chapters, it explodes and leaves you going 'WHAT???' Robin Hobb has crafted this book to draw out and enlarge the conflict(s) that Nevare has to confront, and how in the end he cannot run away from them try though he might. Bascially, this second book in the series lays the groundwork for the explosive conclusion to this trilogy that I personally cannot wait for. My theory is that you have to wade through the unpleasantness first to get the gold.

posted by Anonymous on November 12, 2007

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Big fan but disappointed in this one

When I put down Forest Mage I was deeply disappointed, and had the sinking feeling that I'd just read a 700-page book in which nothing of consequence happened. In retrospect, this wasn't true, but it certainly felt like it because for the last 300 pages, there is very l...
When I put down Forest Mage I was deeply disappointed, and had the sinking feeling that I'd just read a 700-page book in which nothing of consequence happened. In retrospect, this wasn't true, but it certainly felt like it because for the last 300 pages, there is very little development, and the ending was horrifically predictable. Nevare made stupid decision after stupid decision, and even when you can see problems coming down the road with 200 pages left to read, Nevare does nothing until they blow up in his face. Hobb, whose Farseer Trilogy remains my favorite trilogy of all time, even steals one of the plot devices she used in the second book of that trilogy to end this one. I'll still read the third book of the series, but I think 200-300 pages could have been cut from this book. While those pages were used to establish Nevare's character, I think I would have liked him better if I didn't read those 200 pages of him either whining or procrastinating.

posted by Anonymous on December 17, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2007

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    Forest mage was not the best bit of fantasy i've ever read. A bit on the dull side and really depressing and long. not only do most of the characters die but the main character gets a weight problem and eats a lot thefore losing what ever life he had. You have to give the author credit for sticking with a story and making something really different about a fat guy who gets way more action with the girls than he did when he was actually attractive to them. all in all i'm sure it's a pretty good book but just not my cup of tea. As a foot note i am wanting to try some of the author's other works and am hoping they are better.

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