The Charmed Sphere
A world where magic is defined by shape [for power] and color[for type]. A really cool premise. A small kingdom is under threat from a neighboring kingdom and must use its mages to supplement it’s army. So it sounded good.
Then I met the characters. Bunch of whiny, pansy, selfish, no self confidence bunch of pathetic losers. The characters teenager’ish angst and self-doubt completely ruined this book for me. It was not enjoyable and I will not be reading any more by Asaro.