Flesh and Spirit

Carol Berg
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Flesh and Spirit


This book was kind of a mix for me. I thought many of the parts were excellent, the world building, the prose, the characterization, the narration, but as a whole, I found I didn't care for it. I had a sine wave of interest, liking parts and not finding other parts interesting. The premise is good, a man with the gift for magic hides in a monastery as the world around him seems to be collapsing. The world is getting colder, the harvests are failing, and the sons of the deceased king are at war. There's even some kind of angels or faeries weaving in and out of the story. Nonetheless, it left me a little cold. This book is part one of a duology that won the 2009 Mythopoeic award.

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