Having been transformed from drab to beautiful, Nora finds herself surrounded by glamorous friends. Life seems perfect. But then things take a terrible turn, and Nora must learn magic from a reclusive ally if she is to have any hope of survival...
©2013 Emily Croy Barker (P)2013 Recorded Books
Imaginative, fresh, good
I like the author's take on real magic, the lead character Nora creative way of working out problems.
I felt in love with the King's dead grandmother from the painting, and I liked the wolfe alot
Laugh and cry
Tell us about yourself! Love supernatural fiction. ESP Trilies. Suspense and mystery.I read for pleasure not truth!
Yes, although some may be put of my the length. But, this is a novel to sink your teeth in. So be patience and give it a read, you want be disappointed. It is rich with the use of magic, friendship, and overall great story line.
The tutorship of Nora and the intricate details set the stage for a great novel. I love a book with details to the story line, setting, and each characters, probably why the book is more than >24 hrs long.
Nora was my favorite. Although she was very rude to her delivers at first, but she was quick to apologize. She maintained her knowledge from her previous life and she use that knowledge to adapt to her new universe. She is passionate about the ill treatment of women in this alternate world.
There were more than one moment that particularly moved me, so I will just say the entire novel was moving.
For those readers who enjoy a long novel , interesting character, great story line this is your book. I want rewrite book in this review. It is a great book and deserves FIVES across the board. This book is completely different than any other ( it's genre) I have read.
A better narrator, a better writer and a non-whinny heroine.
I'm going back to George RR Martin - hopefully he'll wrap up some loose ends, but I'm not counting on it.
Anyone - she added to the whinny, overly educated, snobbish, poor decision making, and immature main character.
anger and disappointment - I sure hope the younger generation of women are smarter than this. I was so looking forward to a good book with magic.
I would listen to this again. It was pure magic and made my long commute to work a joy. I looked forward to listening to it every day and even had to sneak in some non-commute listening during especially absorbing passages.
Nora and Aruendiel were electric in their scenes together. So much tension, and I never knew how it would turn out.
glamor magic and untold love
nora she is bold and capable of anything
Nora finding out she loves the Arrowendile
when is the next book coming out !
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
I'm a big fan of Deborah Harkness and although Emily Croy barker is comparable she has a writing style all her own. She's choppy and ithe story I found didn't flow well. But overall it's ok. Thier are too many books out there to go for a reread on this one.
Beginning: Carpenter Middle: Marine then Firefighter Latter part: IT Admin; Books have always provided fuel for my imagination to feed on.
Smack the editor for not forcing the author to fix the book?
The ending, for shame, so broken and rushed, unfinished. Incredible weak.
She did fine, kept me into a story I found very frustrating.
I think so to fix loose ends but I pray the author matures in her focus.
I am not an author so I feel bad writing this. It almost seems like the author is a newbie, the story seemed disjointed. The first part of the book was incredibly slow then once she gets rolling its great right up to the end and then its like a last minute term paper for an ending. Rushed.
The Magician's world.
Make Nora less annoying and petulent
When Nora's wedding ring was removed.
One should find the main character congenial. Nora starts out that way but she changes and challenges her mentor in a most annoying way. She becomes preachy and judgmental. Her feminism seems a weapon that she is quite unskilled in using much like her magic.
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