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Forest Mage (The Soldier Son Trilogy)
Forest Mage - The Soldier Son Trilogy
Author: Robin Hobb
Plague has ravaged the prestigious King's Cavalla of Gernia, decimating the ranks of both cadets and instructors. Yet Nevare Burvelle has made an astonishingly robust recovery, defeating his sworn nemesis while in the throes of the disease and freeing himself—he believes—from the Speck magic that infected him. And now he is journeying home t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781435270398
ISBN-10: 1435270398
Publication Date: 5/9/2008
Pages: 736
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Helpful Score: 4
Nevare has the life he's always dreamed of lined up for him and ready to go. He's handsome and strong, he's in the academy to become an officer in the cavalry, he has a family that's proud of him and he has a beautiful young lady waiting to become his wife. But then, as this book, the second in a trilogy, opens, his entire life begins to slowly unravel and turn inside out. This is an interesting story filled with characters I could easily empathize with, but I think at over 700 dense pages it was just too long for its own good. Most of the action in this story takes place within Nevare's mind as battles of will power and trips into the dream world. It's a powerful cautionary tale of the evils of intolerance with a heart wrenching ending that makes me want to read the final book in this trilogy no matter how much slogging I had to do to get through the first two. If you didn't enjoy the first book in this trilogy, you probably won't enjoy this one either. This one is even slower but much deeper.
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BOOK 2
This book is fabulous! It picks up right off from where bk 1 stops! I couldnt put it down! The sad thing is book 3 isnt out until 2008!
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Frankly I was very disappointed. I'm usually a fan of Miss Hobbs and I loved the first book but this book dragged and frankly accomplihsed nothing to add to the story. Hopefully the third installment will make up for it....
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This is a story about the main character, Nevare Burelle, who has become a victim
of the Speck's magic plague and doesn't know what and how to deal with it.
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Fantastic follow up on Shamman's Crossing. Very enjoyable to read the characters transformation.
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