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My rating: 1 of 5 stars
While I really liked the main characters, I have to say that this book held zero dramatic tension. Yes, Alexander got hurt a few times, but it read far too much like a video game: certain number of objects required to complete quest. Speak to X person and resolve “dramatic” issue (which always involved Alexander saying and/or doing the exact right thing to win over everyone involved…except for the villains, who immediately show their colors and are vile). Bad guys are bad ’cause I said so. Good guys are good because they love Alexander like another son. Good and Evil are easily defined. Big bad guy comes awake after a thousand year slumber and the unknowing heir to the throne must save the world. Go read Michael Moorcock’s essay “Epic Pooh,” and apply the same reasoning to this book.
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