The Wyrmling Horde by David Farland
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Apart from a few forays into the True World, a peek or two into Brightlords and the original sundering of all the alternate reality worlds that make up what could be a pretty awesome worldbuilding scenario, this book falls back into a pretty average fantasy read.
Our interesting MC is sidelined and tortured while the rest of the cast do their best to power up using the old magic system to break him out of the Wyrmling labyrinth. The potential for great character building is mostly lost, although it's not without its charms.
Seeing some of our great villains in an alternate world act all noble (indeed, be noble) in this one is actually rather cool. But Lady, or rather, Lord Despair?
It's kinda cookie-cutter and aside from giving off that whole Legend feel, it is what it is. Average.
I hope the last book gives this a good sendoff.
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