May 16th, 2005

Castlelake

Book rec: Swordspoint

Hi friends,
Next chapter of Oromedon's Lessons is done and with my darling beta, so should be up in another couple of days.

In the meantime, I thought I'd rec a book I recently read and loved so much I turned right around and read it again.  The book is Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner.   I love fantasy, as you know from my affection for Prof. Tolkien's works, but so much of post-Tolkien fantasy is derivative and poorly written, with pompous, fake sounding medieval language, and incompletely imagined worlds.  Well, Swordspoint is none of that.
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