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Spellwright

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Good and almost great

    Incredibly cool story and concept, yet somehat too clumsily carried out. But no worries. It is more likely to do with it being the work of a first time writer than anything else. In all actuality, it is as if it is a really well flushed out outline with a lot of writing of the story filled in. The pacing is a bit off, but the amazing and utterly fascinating magic system totally makes up for the shortcomings of the prose style.

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

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    Looking for a new voice in fantasy? Try this one!

    This is a strong opening to a new fantasy series which takes the power of language literally. One of the things I most enjoyed was how complete the worldbuilding is and the many different cultures that populate the novel. Nicodemus is a deeply sympathetic character whose cacography (think of dyslexia but with magical ramifications) not only keeps him from being able to cast spells but also makes it difficult for him to even handle magical artifacts. Too often a character is given a disability which is unrelated to the larger quest, but in Spellwright it is deeply connected to the larger quest.

    If you are looking for a new voice in fantasy, give this a try.

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