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The Office of Shadow

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  • Posted August 26, 2010

    Boring

    Well to sum it up, this book was boring. The author completely failed to draw me into the story at all which is too bad because it could have been awesome based on the plot line but it's hard to enjoy a book when you don't care one whit about any of the characters. I have read similar reviews on this author so I don't hold out much hope for his other books either. If you want something with a similar storyline but much better writing try Eddings' The Tamuli or Bujold's Curse of Chalion.

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  • Posted June 6, 2010

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    An enthralling espionage fantasy

    Womanizer Silverdun shocks anyone who knows him when he becomes a priest. However, being a man of the cloth proves tedious as all he hears is whining confessions. When the Seelie leadership asks him to serve as a lead espionage field agent of the newly approved (by Queen Tatiana) top secret department Office of Shadow who will perform functions that go against the kingdom's value system like using psyops techniques including blackmail, extortion, and abduction to cause unrest amongst the enemy or stealing Unseelie secrets; he agrees.

    However, he is put off by his new employer's demand he receive training in combat skills; mundane and magical. Ennui settles in until he is teamed up with soldier-magic academic researcher Ironfoot, and deadly almost out of control Sela the empath on a dangerous impossible mission. Their mission is to learn the origin of Einswrath, the weapon of mass destruction that Queen Mab and her Unseelie forces apparently are deploying in what will lead to a second battle in the Seelie-Unseelie war (see Midwinter).

    This is a typical espionage thriller and a typical quest fantasy, but brilliantly combined into an atypical enthralling espionage fantasy. The Office of Shadow has selected the right person to lead the charge while his teammates bring diverse but needed skills to the table. Fast-paced and filled with plenty of action , yet clearly character driven by the band of three and their cohorts, readers will relish the second Seelie-Unseelie dispute as both sides approve anything goes tactics.

    Harriet Klausner

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