Monday, July 03, 2006

Ithanalin's Restoration

By Lawrence Watt-Evans. Part of a larger series, but the story stands by itself.

Short, clean and a bit whimsical. This book definitely had potential to be rather funny, but I only laughed at a couple of places, so it could have been better.

Kilisha, 17 year old apprentice to the wizard Ithanalin, ends up having to hunt down animated furniture when her master is accidentally split into pieces which animate said furniture. She's fairly impetuous and everyone but her seems to realize it and get a little nervous when she's around. The magic system is pretty trite and unconvincing, and Kilisha's antics don't quite live up to the humor they promise.

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