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traditional premise, superior handling
on December 21, 2012
When you see the premise, true successor to crown raised in normal surroundings by a loving family to allow him to grow up normally and alive, you may think, "Another one" and tend to pass it over. Don't! This is a page turner and the author who has been perfecting this story for almost 20 years promises us another, soon, I hope.
Loric leaves home shortly after his 16th birthday, thinking his father has betrayed him by not telling him the truth about his background about which he is still uncertain when he leaves. Fortunately, he is found by a relatively benevolent noble who does recognize him and insists Loric sign on as his squire. On his own talents, Loric finds out the truth about his father (very impressive, as you will find), becomes one of the youngest ever appointed Knight and sets out to find the artifacts which will allow the proper king to be returned to his people. Lots of good stuff in the telling.