oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen
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depressing fantasy

I started reading a fantasy novel I'd been saving for some time, in great anticipation, but I had to put it down. I doubt I'll ever get any further into it. I'd read everything else this author had written, but this one...no.

The book has a great concept, making magic a bit like vampirism. The magic-users know that, by doing magic, they are causing someone's death, bit by bit. There's a conspiracy of silence about it. The book is mostly from the pov of the magic-users.

That was the problem for me. I couldn't bear to read their pov for very long, I couldn't bring myself to become involved in their story because I was so opposed to it, even though I knew by the end it was likely change would occur.

I didn't want to read it, so I stopped. Sometimes it's just easier that way.
Tags: books, sf/f
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