Posted by : atcampbell | On : March 7, 2006

Magic Casement by Dave Duncan

Nine people attended and eight both started and finished the book. About half had read Duncan before. Magic Casement is the first book in a four volume collection known as “A Man of His Word”. The readers opinions were generally favorable, with some criticisms. Highly recommended by most readers. Dave Duncan is one of the Guests of Honor at the World Fantasy Convention coming to Austin in November 2006.

The readers generally considered the book to be well written with no bumps or shaky places. Another reader thought it had great craftsmanship. There was a dislike by some of the stereotype start, with a princess being displaced from her inheritance and the assumption that she was entitled to get it back, but others accepted that as necessary to setup the action. Duncan did take shortcuts to

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