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Strange Roads: Book I of Omens in the Night

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
What do a conservative, ex-Navy test pilot and a liberal Senate aide have in common? Nothing, really--except being the two most powerful Mages born in decades. Elaine Gates and Alan Graves are the Lady of Wind and Water and the Lord of Earth and Fire, or so the strange Mark Valentine and his equally-unusual companion, Nadia Julian, tell them. And none too soon, as the unli ...more
Kindle Edition, 361 pages
Published (first published December 24th 2011)
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I picked this up because the author is a poster on a horse forum I'm on, and I'm always looking for fun things to read. It did not disappoint, even though this is not a genre I typically read (though I probably should read more of it, it's good fun).

So, in a nutshell, here we have the story of two adults in Washington, DC, who discover they have unusual powers. There are vampires, and creatures created by magic, and lots of great action. Our two main characters, Alan and Elaine (OK, a bit of sim
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Jennifer Quail has the makings of a great story here. Two well developed characters overcome ideological differences as they learn to use their newly discovered magical powers. And use them they do. Quail writes magic quite well. The four elements are splashed across the page in a synesthetic rainbow. Her vampire lore is well thought out and remains consistent.

Both relationships work well and the multiple points of view give us plenty of insight. The book is worth reading solely on the strength
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Dec 31, 2011 Jennifer Quail rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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