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Friday, July 18, 2008

Dragon & Issola by Steven Brust

This is an omnibus containing the full novel "Dragon" and the full novel Issola. The main character is again Vlad Taltos and these are book eight and nine, respectively, of the series. Once again I find myself puzzled over how so much philosophic pondering takes place simultaneously with some serious action. Vlad tends to pontificate to himself in stressful situations and constantly finds himself in stressful situations. The interplay between Vlad and his familiar is reminiscent of some of the dialogue between Spencer and Hawk in the Parker novels, highly entertaining. Each book adds more pieces to the puzzle of this society. Some orgins are actually determined in these two books. I recommend reading the entire series an specifically these two as well.

Body of work of Steven Brust

Review of the books: Dragon



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