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That said, on to the review!
A Darkness at Sethanon is the tremendous conclusion to one of the best fantasy sagas I've ever read. It has everything you could wish for, from ancient cities abandoned by their unknown builders to terrific battles of mystical might and magical mayhem. It has previously unidentified races and civilizations suddenly coming to light in the midst of horrendous battles against undying warriors. It has journeys through time and space to beyond time and space itself. Whatever you're looking for in a fantasy novel, it is most definitely here.
I loved the hardships that plagued all the characters, whether it was the assassins infiltrating Krondor or the moredhel and demihumans dogging Arutha's footsteps. But what was perhaps the most impressive aspect of this entire novel was the mystery that overshadowed the beginning of the novel. Seeing Jimmy so definitely moved by his love for Arutha was a terrific addition to this story, but seeing Jimmy putting clues together to come out with an impossible answer and finding the truth was immeasurably inspired. I'm not even going to give away a hunt about the mystery, you're just going to have to read it yourself.
A Darkness at Sethanon draws the Riftwar Saga to a close. It certainly isn't the end to the adventures that center so pointendly on Midkemia, but it is the ending of this chapter in tha world's existence. This book--like Silverthorn--could probably stand alone with little background necessary, but you'd miss out on all the excitement of getting here!
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