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Posted August 13, 2011
Horrible. Just... awful.
The Sword of Fire and Sea takes you on a roundabout adventure with seemingly random stops in random locations. Expect to be surprised, as you'll never guess which plot elements will be completely dropped and which ones will be introduced five pages before they come to pass. If you're put off by how short the book is for a fantasy epic, don't worry. You'll get more reading time out of it than you expect, as you'll often find yourself re-reading choice lines over and over again, stunned that they could make it past editorial review (Seriously? The path descended by way of descending?). All of this culminates in a completely unsatisfactory ending that fails to address key questions brought up throughout the book. Main characters with no distinct personalities. Haphazard storytelling. Muddy writing. I can only recommend this book if you're bored and have someone else to read aloud to. You can be bewildered together.
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