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Book 10 (2014)

  1. Berger, John — Ways of Seeing (149 pages)
  2. Vonnegut, Kurt — God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (72 pages)
  3. Roth, Joseph — The Legend of the Holy Drinker (100 pages)
  4. Hrabal, Bohumil — Closely Observed Trains (87 pages)
  5. Bloomfield, Barbara & Chris Radley — Couple Therapy: Dramas of Love and Sex (171 pages)
  6. Feist, Raymond E. — Magician (689 pages)
  7. Feist, Raymond E. — Silverthorn (424 pages)
  8. Faber, Michael — Under the Skin (296 pages)
  9. Gourevitch, Philip — We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda (351 pages)
  10. Feist, Raymond E. — A Darkness at Sethanon (518 pages)
Page count
2857
book cover: A Darkness at Sethanon.

A Darkness at Sethanon concludes the original Riftwar trilogy. Although I enjoyed the three novels, and although there are several more novels in the larger series, I've decided not to read further. Not a ringing endorsement?

Feist is a good storyteller. The plot zips along, the story is highly enjoyable (even if it gets a bit trippy near the end), and the characters are endearing. I found myself wanting to know, really caring, what happened to certain people in the story. And I was a bit sad when it ended.

However, the story doesn't distinguish itself from all the other sword and sorcery out there. Odd as it feels to say, it's merely good and enjoyable, but not special.

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