Pawn of Prophecy, by David Eddings

A boy’s past unravels as he travels with some wizards as they chase down an artifact.

This book reads like a young adult novel. It is overly simple in terms of plot, structure and characters and features a main character that is supposedly 14, but acts like he is 6. His response to everything seems to be, “But why?” or “Nuh-uh!” and he stubbornly gets himself almost killed a tedious number of times. If you want to read about obnoxious teenage boys who refuse to see obvious plot development, The Knife of Never Letting Go has an infinitely more interesting background concept. Pawn of Prophecy isn’t terrible, as it’s a quick light story, but it’s not worth going out of your way to read.

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