This was a really great fantasy series, and it was especially great with the different views of the history of the world.  The power struggles are also a pretty amazing part of the plot, especially with the characters who really know what is going on, but not changing everything.  The series is pretty long and the Kip character becomes a little overpowered quickly.  I do like that he starts out as a fat kid who can’t do anything.  The characters are very believable, and the different sides all follow reasonable values and are pretty consistent.  I can’t wait for the 4th book.

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