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Not Bad - Probably Better for Dark Sun Fans
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2016
This book is very well-written and free of a lot of the issues that generally come with authors in the fantasy genre.
In my own personal view, I didn't think the story was that novel or interesting. It's your basic Big Evil Bad Guy with Big Evil Plan is opposed by Group of Fairly Decent People climaxing in the Big Battle. The one thing I did like is the political facet, but not too much is made of that. The characters who have roles that operate at the political level rather quickly just get caught up in being "party members." It would have been more interesting to me to see how resistance could have continued at a political level -along with- the more traditional sword and sorcery stuff. Few books really do that (it's generally one or the other).
Also, you should know I really didn't know much about the Dark Sun world. If I really enjoyed the world before coming to this book, I might have appreciated the story more.
In sum, it's not a bad book, especially in a genre that is absolutely littered with bad books. I just didn't get very caught up in the story.