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Luck in the Shadows, Lynn Flewelling

I don’t think that I’m ever going to say that this author is my favorite of all time, but she does write solid, interesting fantasy. Luck in the Shadows is about a boy, Alec, who is unexpectedly rescued by a slightly older man, Seregil, who goes on to change Alec’s life completely.

There isn’t much to review here. I don’t have anything negative to say, exactly. The book managed to hold my attention throughout and I was interested in what was happening. The ending is somewhat resolved and somewhat of a cliffhanger, which I think is always the best ending for a first book in a series, because it leaves me wanting more without torturing me. Still, there was something missing – maybe because I didn’t particularly care for either Alec or Seregil, and characterization is one of my favorite points. I think I’d rate this book to be decent, but not great. I will be reading the next two in the series though.

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