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Tower Lord

Cover of Tower Lord.

I thoroughly enjoyed Tower Lord (second volume of Anthony Ryan’s Raven’s Shadow series). It’s good fantasy, with a careful mix of known elements (the weary hero who is always right, the young fighting gutter princess, the clever queen, superstitions everywhere, evil religion, good agnostics, magic coming true, prophecies, etc), but mixes it up sufficiently that the story arc is never completely clear. We get good character development on two major and a couple of minor fronts, and I enjoyed how the pieces came together in the end. Even though it’s no high literature, I’m looking forward to the conclusion.