A Total Inability To Connect

The Blacksmith's Son (Mageborn, #1) - Michael G. Manning Mixed feelings about this book. It was something like 400 pages, but i blew through it in about 5-6 hours, which is fairly quick to read a normal length book for me. It was an interesting story that suffered from similar things to David Wells' "Thinblade" - it had very simplistic writing, almost amateurish at times. People spoke unrealistically, were very quick to accept crazy occurrences that no one would believe, let alone immediately accept and digest. Some of the scenes were downright silly.

That said, enjoyable concept and story, decent premise, and some minor worldbuilding that was enjoyable. An ok quick read, but nothing revolutionary.