Spellwright - Blake Charlton Not a bad debut--I loved the unique magic system, and how well-integrated it was with the world. There were bits that I liked (the gargoyles and the kobolds and the imaginary constructs in the woods), and it was cleanly written (except for the abuse of dialogue tags, ow). However, overall I couldn't care about any of the characters and even with some nice spiffing up in places, the plot and characters felt too uninspired for my tastes. I'll check out the next book, though--the magic system is definitely the highlight of the novel, so kudos to Mr. Charlton on that.