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Review - The Warrior's Bond by Juliet McKenna

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Posted by Hack (21st Feb 2002, 12:22)

Originally published in Wyrmtongue January 2002.

This is the fourth novel in the Tales of Einarinn series, which is set in a medieval-style world where two opposing types of magic fight for domination of the civilised world.

Ryshad, the trusted soldier of the noble House of d'Olbriot, find himself in the middle of a political minefield. Colonists from the long-distant past have returned, and are negotiating for recognition of their homeland. As an undeclared war breaks out, Ryshad has to decide which side he's really on, and try to stop the entire Empire being torn apart.

I liked this book a lot. The entire series is refreshingly new and free from many of the cliches that seem to swarm in modern-day fantasy. The characters are well-drawn, and there is a good grounding behind the politics of the world that McKenna sets up for us.

I would recommend this book to anyone who normally reads fantasy, and anyone who is bored by formula fantasy and wants something a little bit different.


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