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Book Frivolity.....

Speculative Fiction Reviews, Interviews, Art and Whatever Else!

Currently reading

Stone of Farewell
Tad Williams
The Guns of Empire (The Shadow Campaigns)
Django Wexler
Tallwood
Jeremy Kool, Steve Gerlach & Amanda Kool

The Novice

The Novice - Taran Matharu So, I think if I was 15 years younger this book probably would have rocked my socks! At this stage however, not so much. I find it's Intentions highly admirable, and the mechanism of using a fantasy game-esque storyline to get younger readers to explore hard subjects like racism and class inequality is great! However, I think readers used to more complex adult fantasy genre narratives, will find it less engaging than those looking for a fantasy themed YA or children's novel.

I am not quite sure how to rate it, so I'll middle ground it! I think those not 500 years of age, will probably gobble it up!