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Mar 14, 2006

Mystic Quest

I don't have a lot of energy for writing today, but I thought I'd at least mention that I finished reading the second book in this trilogy by Tracy and Laura Hickman. Frankly, it was even better than the first!

In most trilogies, the second book isn't much of anything; it's a transition between the setup of the first book and the climax/conclusion in the last book. However, while the books in this trilogy are related and further develop the events of the overall story, they are also complete novels on their own; each book has its own exposition, rising action, climax, and conclusion.

This is a tremendous relief, especially in the fantasy genre, which is plagued with "series" novels that never seem to get anywhere but nevertheless generate impressive revenues for their writers.

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