Here is another review by Peter Jasion:
I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me of David Brin’s “The Practice Effect” (which is high praise indeed as it is one of my favorite Brin novels!).
The characters of Carrtog and Yakor were very well developed from the beginning. I did find it interesting how their roles of mentor-student migrated to Lord-‘Master’ Squire by the end of the story. I was a little surprised on how his ‘abilities’ evolved so quickly. Also, the interaction between Carrtog and Lady Adengler from the beginning was quite entertaining and fairly realistic in my opinion as she certainly was no pushover! And finally, King Bornival was an excellent antagonist.
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