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This review does not represent the opinions of the general public. It reflects my personal thoughts and opinions on the book.
That said, on to the review!
The Cities: The City of Ravens is the start of a new Forgotten Realms novel series, a stand-alone novel that, for all its individuality still requires a basic awareness--or maybe not--of the world of the Forgotten Realms.
It's a rarity to find a book with a thief as the main character--in my experience at least--but to have a thief who's also a wizard is something unique...again, in my experience at least. Add to that the fact that this thief who's also a wizard also manages to use magic in a way that conforms to no known school, and you have a character who will always be surprisingly intriguing and observable. And given how many situations Jack gets himself into, you'll get to do a lot of observing.
The Cities: The City of Ravens is well worth the read. Action may get confusing, especially since there are several plots running forward at the same time and Jack is immersed in all of them, but you'll get it all straight eventually. But you'll never know unless you read the book!
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This page posted October 1, 2002.
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