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Forest Mage Hardcover – Aug 29 2006

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  • Hardcover: 718 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Trade Sales Dept; 1 edition (Aug. 29 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060757639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060757632
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 4.1 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 739 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Continuing adventures begun in Shaman's Crossing (2005), Nevare Burvelle comes home to find that the plague from which he was magically healed has stricken his homeland and family. (First-person narration heightens the impact of his guilt and horror.) He returns to the forest to find a cure in ancient magic that is extraordinarily demanding to employ and can wreak more havoc than healing. The forest is drawn in delicate, vivid language reminiscent of Hobb's treatment of the rivers and ocean in the Liveship Traders trilogy. A fine example of how to avoid middle-book slump. Roland Green
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“Gripping.” (London Times)

“At once harrowing, unexpected, and morally complex . . . I’m eager to see what happens next.” (Locus)

“Refreshing. . . . There’s a truthfulness to her creation that is lacking in some of the more slapdash fantasies.” (Locus)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By word wombat on Jan. 21 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Soldier Son trilogy is the first Robin Hobb I've ever read. My 20 year old son recommended it to me. Interesting how opinions can vary so wildly. Meticulous creation of a world,(not for those with short attention spans) well-developed character, and the plot stays away from cliche; you can never predict what is going to happen.
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Format: Hardcover
This is an unusual Carr one meet in "The Emperor's Snuff-Box". No locked room or any other kind of impossible crime here. No Gideon Fell or Henry Merrivale. "Snuff-Box" is a stand-alone, one of those experimental books that Carr attempted now and then. And one of his very masterpieces.
I doubt that there are some people who don't like JDC. But if such people exist, they have to read this book at once: it will have their eyes open. Carr creates fully-drawn characters you won't forget, such as Eve Neill, Ned Atwood, Toby Lawes or Dermot Kinross. He also provides a touching love story, and some really moving scenes, yet humor is never absent. Look at the ending, one of Carr's best ones. Atmosphere is as well done as usual. And the plot... Ah, that plot! Misdirection of the finest sort, that's all I can say. Carr is the all-time greatest mystery writer, and here's another proof. Read it!
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The dark stuff that poor Nevare is put into in the second book drives despair right down into you. Hobb's writing is always so polished and fresh that everything comes alive around you as you read on through. This book is not for the faint of heart in the very best of ways. It's an incredible continuation of a bizarrely unique story that I would recommend for someone looking for a novel that has eloquent writing, incredible characters, and deeper topics that toss aside the cliches. Amazing work.
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