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The Outstretched Shadow
by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

A promising start that fizzled out and ultimately led to me putting this one down.

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Horizon
by Lois McMaster Bujold

Bujold, working her usual writing magic in this final book in The Sharing Knife series, brings everything full circle in a satisfying and successful way.

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Passage
by Lois McMaster Bujold

Passage continues a wonderful series but ultimately its story is fairly singular in purpose. If the author had added something more I think this book would have really stood out amongst the others in the series.

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Reiffen's Choice
by S.C. Butler

Tolkien meets Harry Potter in the first of this three book series. Reiffen's Choice harkens back to the traditional fantasy tales of old. Fun and entertaining, it's a good read, albeit not entirely original.

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Lord of the Isles
by David Drake

The pacing is all wrong on this one, with characters that are flung at the reader and just as quickly tossed away.

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Assassin’s Fate
by Robin Hobb

Assassin's Fate is everything you might expect from Hobb as her masterful storytelling intertwines all of the disparate Elderling worlds and brings to a close the story of one of fantasy's most beloved characters.

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The Gilded Chain
by Dave Duncan

A fun adventure full of colorful characters, intrigue, magic, and, of course, the King's Blades.

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Legacy
by Lois McMaster Bujold

This second novel in Bujold's Sharing Knife series brings to a close events set in motion in Beguilement. A slow and steady pace (much like a Robin Hobb novel) ensures a long, enjoyable read as Bujold always impresses.

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Ship of Magic
by Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb is one of my favorite authors. So of course I went into Ship of Magic expecting the usual greatness. Unfortunately, Hobb let me down on this one.