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... The plot and characterisation are recycled, the setting is pretentious and it's a bit of a slog, but I can't deny that it's oddly compelling. So, what is 'The Language of Stones'? It's a fantasy novel, set in a world that is almost Britain, but not quite. It almost features Merlin and ... Read review
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Derivative and Pretentious, Yet Oddly Compelling

AdvantagesExciting plot and some sympathetic characters

DisadvantagesNo much originality; has delusions of grandeur

"...good faith. I enjoy the fantasy genre and am particularly fond of new variations on the Arthur myth, and yet I found this book to be annoying in several different ways. However, despite my irritation, I found that I couldn't put it down - I was hooked against my will. Even as I write this review, I'm not sure whether to recommend it or not. The plot and characterisation are recycled, the setting is pretentious and it's a bit of a slog, but I can't ..." Read review
30.04.2005

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Type Fiction
Genre Fantasy
Title The Language of Stones
Author Robert Carter
ISBN 000716503X; 0007165048; 000716923X

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