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Renegade's Magic (Soldier Son Series #3)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

entertaining fantasy

Renegade¿s Magic Robin Hobb Eos, Feb 2008, $25.95 ISBN 9780060757649 His lover, Lisana enabled Gernian soldier Nevare Burvelle to escape incarceration when she split his soul enabling him to become a Speck mage Soldier¿s Boy. However as a nasty by-product, two pe...
Renegade¿s Magic Robin Hobb Eos, Feb 2008, $25.95 ISBN 9780060757649 His lover, Lisana enabled Gernian soldier Nevare Burvelle to escape incarceration when she split his soul enabling him to become a Speck mage Soldier¿s Boy. However as a nasty by-product, two personalities conflict over who controls the host body. His Soldier¿s Boy¿s mage skills lead Nevare to try to destroy the Gernian road that has begun to devastate the Specks¿ woodlands. His failed efforts leave him near death, but Speck female Olikea uses her healing skills to save his life as is her duty. As he recovers he finds his two sides in conflict as each has a demand. Nevare knows that he must prevent the Gernia from demolishing the Specks¿ forest while at the same time he also must stop the Specks from distributing their deadly plague that has slaughtered the Gernians. He begins to believe that to succeed he must unite his warring split personalities. --- The final Soldier Son tale (see FOREST MAGE and SHAMAN¿S CROSSING) is an entertaining fantasy that looks deep at the issue of development vs. environment. The story line is fun to follow although the pace at times is turtle like especially when the complicated Hobbs magical structure is logically but boringly elucidated (only a fool would read this entry before the previous two books). Still this is a fine trilogy that showcases the importance of finding win-win solutions to complex social issues as the two sides seem to only employ lose-lose methods. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

3rd book in Forest Mage series falls short

I enjoyed the other 2 books in the series. And although I was never fully engaged in the Forest Mage series, I was interested in seeing it through to the end. This book however, fell short for me. I lost interest about 1/3 of the way into the book and had to force mys...
I enjoyed the other 2 books in the series. And although I was never fully engaged in the Forest Mage series, I was interested in seeing it through to the end. This book however, fell short for me. I lost interest about 1/3 of the way into the book and had to force myself to make it through the middle third. Although Ms Hobb ties everything together nicely in the end, the journey was not as enjoyable as i had hoped.

posted by Barry_Kottler on July 5, 2009

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Ok but not great

    If you need a book to read to kill time then this one is ok. If you are looking for a good story that will keep your attention then this is not it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Read book one all down hill from there.

    The pace of this book was slow, never ending, and depressing. I made it through but only because the first book was good and i had hope. I could have just skipped to the last 10 pages.

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