Master of the Five Magics (Del Rey Fantasy) - Lyndon Hardy I rail (if only to myself) when I see "extreme" reviews (1 or 5 stars) without any accompanying explanation, and I'm certainly no saint in this regard (in my defense, I've been pretty good about making some comment on books I've read since joining GR). So, where and when I can, I'll try to "justify" my more extreme ratings:

In re the volume in question - it's dreck, and boring dreck. Even after nearly 30 years, I remember this book with loathing. The idea of a "science of magic" is fine but the execution was awful.