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And of course, I love the darker fantasy elements that lean a bit more toward horror. That's always how I like my sorcery, and it was a nice coupling with more light-hearted things liked an oracular pig. That always strikes me as one of the more endearing quirks of this series.The sense of adventure and the development of the characters is well done, given that the book only took me a couple of hours to read.
But I did feel that the plot of this one is one that could have easily taken up two books twice its length, and while I recognize this was written for a younger audience than myself, it left me wondering just what it is that I want out of fantasy. Is it so hard to have something feel like it was treated just right, told for as long as it needed to be told, without the tedium of a six- or eight-hundred page work?
Who's making a fantasy title that is just right? Anyone?
K. Rating: 4/5