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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Bought Casting Shadows Today...
    Date: 2/26/2001 6:31:00 PM  

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>I finished Casting Shadows last night, and I am still convinced this is the
>best so far.

Yeah, me too.

>* The book was longer, and so it seems that there was more space for us to
>get to know the characters. The problem with previous books was that there
>always seemed to be a constant race to get to the next episode.

That's something I was very pleased with when I saw the length of the book.
You really need to spend time with the story and the characters for the
incidents provided in the outlines to make any kind of dramatic sense or

>* There didn't seem to be any obvious padding.

None that I could see. And that's one of the things I hate most, which was one
of the reasons the River of Souls book didn't get through, as much as there
were other things to commend it.

>* We finally had it confirmed that the Techno-Mages weren't just a race
>looking like humans - there are all kinds of aliens here!

You may sit down now.


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