I remember Ithalin's Restoration being sparkling, fast paced, witty, and urban. This was exactly the opposite. For such a short book - not even 300 pages - it was so slow and ponderous. What's the opposite of sparkling? Dull? Flat? Heavy. It's a military fantasy too. With plenty of violence. Violence that I guess moved the plot along, but seemed just gratuitous. It's pure military fantasy too - not even any geopolitical scheming to make it interesting. The main character is dull and stupid. I wanted more from this. Oh well, there are plenty of good books out there, waiting to be read!
The Misenchanted Sword by Lawrence Watt-Evans
How can such a short book - under 300 pages - feel so long and ponderous and heavy? It's like it weighed 300 lbs. Very disappointed. I gave this a good, fair shot too - over 100 pages. And that was painful, with so many other good things to read. Onward to something else.
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