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Fantasy posted 05 September 2006 in Literature DiscussionFantasy by Cynical Cat, Auditor

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And with magic, although I tend towards preferring more than less, consistency is the key. Scott handles it beautifully, even if I wanted more information faster (although it did get me salivating for the next book). I think one of the best touches is that magic is far from completely understood by its practitioners, although some of its rules are codified and a considerable body of skill and knowledge has developed regarding its practice (Jack Vance does something similar with the more whimsical Dying Earth stories). It allows for the events of the climax of The Thousandfold Thought to occur and be a surprise, but not an unfair one, to the reader. view post


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