The Truthsayer's Apprentice
Submitted by Paul B. Hartzog on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 14:26.
I recently read the Tor book "The Truthsayer's Apprentice" by fellow Oort-Cloud member Deborah Teramis Christian, and it was great (and I'm very picky).
Things in particular that I like:
- Much of the magic has an ecological focus. I would love to read more fantasy magic systems like this.
- The main character, Dalin, struggles with coming to terms with his developing powers, and totally misunderstands their nature until late in the book at a crucial event.
- The world has a history which is revealed as the story progresses.
- Dalin finally comes into his own through an act of compassion made possible by the final understanding of himself and his powers.
All in all, a fine tale: : definitely a recommended read.