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Posted July 13, 2010
I decided to read this novel just to try something different and I was happy with the purchase. The story is unlike other fantasy novels that I have read, and I really appreciated that. There were occasional grammatical errors in the book which were a little distracting, and the writing does starts off a bit mixed in the beginning. However the writing keeps improving over the course of the story, and the events of the novel were more than enough to keep me reading.
The premise is about what happens when an empire falls. Set in medieval times, but in a fictional land, the story follows the main character (and is told first person for the most part) as he attempts to bring something very different for the times into play: a representative government. The story basically follows this character as he attempts to gain support for this idea, with the overall goal of creating a world better than the empire that came before it. Interspersed within the first person narrative chapters are little segments told from various points of view which I thought gave the book a nice variety.
This is the first of a trilogy, and I'm excited to read the other stories, especially given how much the writing improved toward the middle and end of this book. Recommended.