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    Book Review: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

    by This is a shorter review than usual, but then, I didn’t finish reading the story. Winner of the first World Fantasy Award for best novel, I wanted to like this book. Actually, I really wanted to like this book. It comes from a time in publishing when everything made it to the public library where I did the bulk of my discovering as a kid and into my early teen years. But the prose was cold and dry and kind of dull. So was the main character. Between the two, they were so cold and dry and dull that I could only get a few chapters in before I…