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Last of the Wilds - Trudi Canavan - Bogormen
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Last of the Wilds - Trudi Canavan
Title: Last of the Wilds
Author: Trudi Canavan
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 576
Date read: November, 2009

After pitched battle, The White - the avatars of the Five Gods - have briefly turned back the vicious invaders. And now, the priestess Auraya is sent on an urgent mission to reconcile with the powerful, outcast Dreamweavers, for their magical healing abilities may be the key to saving the land.

But as a deadly plague devastates their allies and old adversaries resurface, a dreadful surprise may ruin the chance for peace. For Auraya's terrible discovery will force her into a desperate choice - one whose consequences will change the world forever.

I'm in the rare situation, that I actually prefer this book to the first book in the series. The characters are more fleshed out here, and the plot more interesting too. Guess great wars aren't all that fascinating to me, whereas character development is.

And there's a lot of character development. Mostly Auraya's obviously, but Leiard and Imi too are showing great potential. I enjoyed following Imi's growing friendship with Reivan, and am interested in seeing where that will take the Elais.

Parts of the story are extremely predictable, and were obvious pages ahead of time, but some of the major issues I'm still wondering how Trudi Canavan will manage to sort out - and I greatly admire an author who can keep me guessing.

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