Forest Mage Hardcover – Aug 29 2006
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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)
Top Customer Reviews
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!