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Book Review: The Sword and the Flame The Forging

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The Sword and the Flame The Forging
The Sword and the Flame The Forging by C.P. Bialois
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was very impressed with this novel. It is the first in series, but never at any time felt like being such.

We were introduced to the characters at a nice pace, brisk and well interspersed with a decent level of initial details. The two female leads, Viola and Janessa are friends from mixed pasts; one a (to become) powerful mage, the other a halfling; a thief.
When a traveling band of merchants and pit fighters arrive to set up camp on the edge of town, we are introduced to Berek, the hero of our tale, a strong man, a human with innate powers nobody understands, least of all himself. His uncle a fellow mage and holy man Gilliam soon enters the tale and along the way on the search for a hidden treasure…

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