My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this trilogy back in high school, and I'd remembered it started slowly, but had forgotten how slowly. It feels like Martin's Game of Thrones in that it creeps towards even acknowledging magic, keeping the facade of medieval dreariness for at least two-thirds of the book. In general it's a typical kitchen-boy-finds-adventure story, but the world and cultures are rich enough to keep it fresh. Looking forward to finishing the trilogy again.
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