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Twilight For Adults?

Advantages: A couple of interesting ideas
Disadvantages: Characters badly developed.

Diana Bishop is a Historian specialising in ancient manuscripts associated with Alchemy. She is also a Witch of impressive pedigree. Due to distressing incidents in her past Diana has turned her back on all things magical and is determined to live an or ...

Meggysmum 14.08.2011 · Read full review
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Review of A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness

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Read it in two weeks - really??

Advantages: a new take on the magical vampire genre, light reading if you don't count the weight of the book
Disadvantages: characters need further expanding - maybe in part two?

...I was randomly sent this book a few weeks before it’s publication, and was generously given two weeks to read the book and let the publishing house know my thoughts….two weeks for almost 600 pages, they would be lucky unless it was amazing! I got started ...

willeynotwiley 29.08.2011 · Read full review
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Review of A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness

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Amazing!!

Advantages: Different
Disadvantages: Hard to put down

I read a lot of fantasy books about vampires, witches, were-wolves and the likes, some are definitely better than others - this book being one of them. A friend lent it to me and I cannot wait for the second book to be released, definitely one for pre-ord ...

lusweeney 07.05.2012 · Read full review
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What is the Price of Silence

Advantages: Intrigue, magic, and characters that live, and breathe for the reader. Stands up well to repeated readings.
Disadvantages: Poor editing in my copy , and perhaps a bit cluttered with extra characters and side stories

Just beyond the emptiness of shadow lies a world very much like our own, yet the differences found there threaten everything we thought we knew, as well as everything that makes life worth living. In the empire of Ferryth simple folk work hard for their l ...

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Review of The Silent Tower - Barbara Hambly

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A Cats Tale

Advantages: An entertaining fantasy 8th book in series
Disadvantages: not everybody will like it

...got to do what a cat's got to do. The final book in this series, so far. The synopsis: The young female wizard Balkis has turned out to be a niece of Prester John. The fabulously wealthy Priest-King of an Eastern Kingdom. She did not ...

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Review of The Feline Wizard - Christopher Stasheff

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