Book nine of 2015 is The Shadow of What Was Lost from The Licanius Trilogy by James Islington.
I read this because it was likened to Jordan's writing. It is in his style for sure but less rambling. If you like Robert Jordan but can't commit to a 21 book series then read this instead.
The protagonist starts as the usual annoying ignorant fool who makes bad choices and changes to a young man who shows innate wisdom. It became enjoyable very fast after the initial first five lingering chapters.
I don't think I'll read the trilogy but the first book is good. I'm tempted but it won't be something I run in to.
Three gasps out of five.
Should I read this? Yes, if you like Jordan.
What did I learn? I can love fantasy again. That's pretty cool.
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