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Cover Image So apparently I did not know that there were other books set in this world.  Though it was obvious I had missed some of the back story, I was completely able to pick up on this story.  Set in Gillengaria, the story reminded me a bit of Eddings style.  It is mainly focused on a band of 8 friends who have had many adventures in the past, but this time focuses on the romance of Cammon, a strong mystic Reader, and Amalie, the princess and future queen of Gillengaria. The world they live in is a complex one that has all the political intrigue you see in books of historical fiction (and even modern day).  The twist is that there are mystics, people with different magical abilities.  In this world, however, they are feared.  Cammon is hired to guard the princess while she meets prospective suitors, but soon discovers that the princess harbors a huge secret…she herself is a mystic.  They are both lonely and become friends and then more.  There is war and death and destruction, but all come out stronger in the end for it.  I’m just mad that I am going to have to go back and read the previous ones in the series when I already know the outcome of certain things.  But on the plus side I have found a great new fantasy author! 
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Stephen Colbert is hysterically funny.  He takes you through the ins and outs of American society as seen through a crazy conservative person.  His book had me laughing out loud so many times (my husband kept asking,”What is he saying?  What? What is so funny?????”) He is pompous and arrogant and utterly irreverent.  He is so un-pc it cracks me up. Yet by going to the extreme he shows just how insane parts of the country have become.  He covers everything from religion to sex to homosexuals to old people and on and on.  It makes you step back and think (as you are cracking up laughing).  A short read, but completely worth every minute you spend with it!  

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