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Star Dragon

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The writ­ing re­minds me a lot of Poul An­der­son. It tries to look like hard sci­fi, even if I am not very con­vinced by the spe­cif­ic tech­nob­a­b­ble in it, but that could just be me. Not bad, not world-chang­ing.

The Lion of Farside (Farside, #1)

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Some writ­ers take a small theme and cre­ate a land­scape. Dal­mas takes a big premise (Al­ter­nate uni­vers­es! Mag­ic!) and cre­ates a puny sto­ry about a guy that has no idea why he does things and is lead by the nose by his des­tiny, un­til things just stop.

Yes, the writ­ing has a style, and the char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment is not as ter­ri­ble as it sounds like, but the lack of am­bi­tion is stun­ning.

I had the same re­ac­tion when read­ing Sol­diers (Alien­s! In­va­sion! Geno­cide!) which turned in­to a sort of com­par­a­tive imag­i­nary re­li­gions pam­phlet.

I am not sure I will read oth­er John Dal­mas books un­less I have noth­ing else at hand.

A Mankind Witch (Heirs of Alexandria, #1.5)

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Fun and en­ter­tain­ing. It's a sort of vol­ume 1.5 of the "Heirs of Alexan­dri­a" se­ries, and if you read any of those, you could call it "Prince Man­fred goes to Nor­way".

Lighter in tone, not sur­pris­ing since it has a dif­fer­ent au­thor, it is a good fan­ta­sy/ad­ven­ture book.

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