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Deux Ex Machina (And I know it's misspelled)
on January 25, 2000
The first time I read this book, I was in seventh grade. I reread it in tenth, and found many major flaws in what I had previously thought a terrific book. Urthmight and Urthwhite's grandmother wasn't introduced until the end, when the mountain needed saving. If you've ever studied writing, this is calles 'Deux Ex Machina' or 'God in Machine'. It fixes a terrible mistake, or a bunch of mistakes. And of course, they get there just in time.