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Review: Yendi is the second book in the Vlad Taltos series by Steven Brust. This is a bit of a flash-back book, which took me by surprise because it opens by having Vlad thought-mention that he doesn't have a wife and I rightly recalled, from having already read JHEREG, that he is married to Cawti, so my very first thought when reading this book was, "Wait! What happened to Cawti? Did Brust kill her off like they seem to do with each successive Bond girl so James can be single and sexy again?"
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Review: Sorry to say, but I've found this series to become steadily less enjoyable, and to me, this was the worst yet. Way too much time spent in expository discussions and way too abstract in its concepts. The action was minimal - sit around somewhere and talk, go somewhere else and talk. Go back to the first place and talk yet again. Throw in an occasional action scene left purposefully vague and confusing, then talk again. Vlad's sarcasm is just not enough to carry the story, and other than Teldra, t... Read more