Friday, June 02, 2017

The Coming of Wisdom (The Seventh Sword #2) ★★★☆ ½

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 Title: The Coming of Wisdom
 Series: The Seventh Sword #2
 Author: Dave Duncan
 Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
 Genre: SFF
 Pages: 350
 Format: Digital Edition


Sorcerors are taking over cities and ruling them with much less graft and corruption than their swordsmen counterparts. The goddess obviously can't have this, so it is up to Wally to figure out the riddle and fix all the problems.

On a boat.

My Thoughts:

Enjoyed this more than the first book, that is for sure. Part of it was that this was not an intro story but with characters we already know about. Another part was that we don't get Wally wallowing in trying to reconcile 2 different world views. Internal self-angsting has it's place, but I don't particularly enjoy reading it. So the lack thereof in this book was rather nice.

The whole adventure pretty much taking place on a boat and on the river was nice. A different town every couple of chapters made for an adventure that never felt stale. And having things be between sorcerers and swordsman instead of swordsmen and swordsmen also added a nice difference from book one.

Several of the side characters got some real page time and became a lot more than just generic “helpers”. It is nice when characters become people.

Duncan is a good writer and when he's on top of his game and not pissing me off with his anti-religion bs, he keeps me captivated. This book kept me interested the whole way through and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.

★★★☆ ½

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