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Book Review: Hinterland by James Clemens

Roc

463 pp.

Hinterland is a slightly dull mix of adventure and political intrigue. For political reasons, the Shadowknights decide to reinstate Tylar, now the regent of Chrismferry, as a knight. This is supposed to be symbolic of the unity of the Realms. What it ends up being is an immense point of contention when the Cabal makes their move and a group of disgruntled gods decides to destroy Tashijan so they can get Tylar. (Whom they feel should not be regent because he is mortal.) Continue reading

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Book Review: Shadowfall by James Clemens

  Roc
463 pp.

The protagonist of Shadowfall is a disgraced “Shadowknight” who is falsely accused of the murder of a goddess. Since the dying goddess bestowed a blessing on the knight this is taken as proof that he killed the goddess to gain her powers. During the protagonist’s quest to clear his name, he discovers that the ancient war that exiled the gods to his world is starting to heat up again. He also encounters a mysterious secret organization that appears to be running a number of insidious plots. (It also turns out that this secret organization may be responsible for the events that led to the protagonists disgrace.)

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