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Warrior and Witch (Doppelganger #2)

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When a witch is born, a doppelganger is created. Forthe witch to master her powers, the twin must be killed. Or so itwas believed for centuries . . . Once Mirei discovered that mergingwith a doppelganger gave a witch more power than killing them, thewitches at Starfall have been in an uproar (Doppelganger; 4/06). Herheresy goes against centuries of teaching-and the accepte ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Aspect
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Mikel
Aug 29, 2009 Mikel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Just finished reading these. I love them! I'm on this new kick where I'm out looking for new authors that haven't got overly popular yet. So I picked these and they were the best I have read in a while. I loved the first one, the second was also really good but I wish the ending was a little longer and a little more in depth. It left a few questions unanswered but it was still really good!
Karissa
Feb 19, 2016 Karissa rated it liked it
This is the sequel to Doppleganer (also published as Warrior). It was a well done fantasy and does a pretty good job of tying up all the loose ends from Doppelganger. I would recommend to those who enjoy traditional fantasy with a lot of magic and politics.

Mirage and Miryo have merged back into one soul known as Mirei. As a result of Mirei’s revelation the laws governing Starfall have been changed; no witch is allowed to murder a witch child’s doppleganger...instead both children are to be raise
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Unsu
Apr 22, 2014 Unsu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little weaker than the first book, and it felt like the ending was more open-ended than the first. It was still a good read, but had big shoes to fill. I'll kind of compare it against the first in the same way I did review the first.

The writing style is still good, it still flows nicely and everything does work out pretty well reading-wise. That didn't change from the first.

The characters are different. The development in the dynamics between characters is interesting. People aren't sure what
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Karine Darnessy
Mar 05, 2015 Karine Darnessy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
C'est avec plaisir et un peu d’appréhension que je me suis replongé dans l'histoire des deux soeurs. A la fin du premier tome Miryo et Mirage étaient "réunis" et j'avoue que l'histoire aurait pu très bien se terminer là.
Dans se deuxième tome Mirei fait face a des sorcières qui n'approuvent pas ce qu'elle est devenue et cherchent a détruire les autres sosies des petites sorcières.
Ce tome -ci m'a souvent serré le coeur, il est plus violent et le nombre de morts est effrayant et je me suis dit non
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Cupcakencorset
Aug 30, 2014 Cupcakencorset rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A terrific conclusion to the action begun in Warrior, this novel takes the action up several notches, while still maintaining believability and connection to the reader. Book one left the immediate conflict resolved satisfactorily, but the ripple effects of that conclusion were more like tidal waves, swamping the rest of this world. To show us the parts of the world that our main protagonist, Mirei, does not witness directly, the author made one of the important characters in Warrior into a poin ...more
Ashley
Jan 18, 2015 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to Doppelganger, this book continues 8 days after the previous book left off. I found the story to be mildly exciting, but I found that I was always wanting to know more about the sub-characters, especially the young dopplegangers and witches. This, however, didn't bother me too much because we are essential reading about a society at a point of major transition, and the struggles they go through - and unless Brennan was to embark on a Game of Thrones style epic series, which this was ...more
SheWunders
Mar 23, 2009 SheWunders rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2009-03
I just couldn't get into it. And I couldn't finish it. Maybe it was the screaming baby behind me on the plane or maybe it was all the meaningless characters and convoluted plot. I don’t know. I’ll keep it and try again later. Much later.
Mercadeez
Dec 26, 2010 Mercadeez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After I finished the first I drove as fast as I could to Borders to buy the next! The sequel is equal to the first.
Sherri
Jan 16, 2015 Sherri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book seemed a little less cohesive than the previous one. It was still enjoyable - I finished it in a few days - but I found that I kept comparing it to Witch and finding it lacking.

I did appreciate more insight into the Primes - in the previous book, Koika was personality-less, and Satomi was primarily unsympathetic. In this book, they take a much more active role in things. While I found Rana to remain bland, and Arinei's anger was tiresome, I did enjoy seeing the Primes interacting with
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Chrissy Wissler
Oct 09, 2010 Chrissy Wissler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picking up after the events in the first book, "Warrior," this second and final book doesn't mess around. The former doppelganger and witch survived, combining both halves and becoming Mirei. But even though she defeated the witches who were Void-bent on killing her, Mirei's problems have only begun. Dissent among the witches sparks a war: those who believe in the change Mirei has proposed and those who believe she's an abomination.

If there's one thing you can count on, Marie Brennan has no pro
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Nicole
Oct 24, 2008 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I really liked this book. It was a good follow-up novel to Doppelganger, and I do still like the world she’s created. I’m not sure if she plans a third in the set, but I hope so - I would love to see what’s in the Epilogue expanded upon into a novel. The witches have to shake up a lot of their traditions in this book, and exploring the ramifications of those changes would make an interesting tale.

What to say about the book without giving things away… I like the interplay between the characters.
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Candice
Dec 20, 2011 Candice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommend
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I'm as impressed with this as I was with Warrior. One of many fascinating concepts in these books is the idea of meeting yourself as the product of a different upbringing. A twin, no matter how similar, is a completely different person. A clone is exactly the same person with the same memories. This is different. What would it be like to have grown up as, say, a street urchin, and then met your other self who spent her life at elite schools? You'd understand your other self wel
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Missy
Mar 12, 2012 Missy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, fantasy
This continues the story of Mirei who must rescue doppelgangers from the Air prime who was rebelled against the new ways. The Void Prime Satomi is leading the new line of witches who have embraced doppelgangers. Miryo's friend Eikyo helps Satomi comvince the other witches to follow her by pretending to fail her test and thus become a Cousin. I was curious about Cousins from the first book and now we learn their role in Witch life. There is still lots of action and adventure as well as suspense. ...more
Kat  Hooper
Mar 31, 2009 Kat Hooper rated it really liked it
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

I picked up this book because Marie Brennan is a graduate student at Indiana University where I also went to grad school, so I felt a connection there. Overall, Doppelganger is a good debut.

At first the story follows the separate lives of Mirage, a kick-butt warrior who has recently graduated from warrior school and makes her living by being commissioned for various dangerous tasks, and Miryo, a witch who has been in school and has just failed her "final e
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Kat_merle
Witch
by Marie Brennan
Sequel to Warrior

I ready Warrior yesterday and really enjoyed it so of course the only logical book for me to pick up today was the sequel. I must admit some disappointment in this book though. The plot is still great and the characters are riveting however I feel Brennan stretches herself too thin. In Warrior there are 2 main characters and the perspective flip flops between the two. A few supporting characters stand out in Warrior as well but in Witch it seems more of tho
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Nancy O'Toole
Jul 05, 2015 Nancy O'Toole rated it really liked it
At the end of Doppelganger, the witch Miryo and the hunter Mirei joined together to form Mirei, showing the world that there was a way for both witches and doppelgangers to survive. Unfortunately, you cannot change the world without consequences. Although the Void Prime Satomi has accepted Mirei and what her existence means for the witch world, many are still undecided, and a dangerous few view her as an abomination. When a handful of witches take a stand against Mirei’s message, she must embark ...more
Cheryl
Sep 13, 2008 Cheryl rated it really liked it
My review of Warrior

Eclipse and Mirage are bounty hunters. They will track down whomever their job requires them to follow. Their latest assignment has Mirage and Eclipse being commissioned by some witches to go after an extremely powerful witch. For Mirage this will be an interesting journey as she too is a witch. The Primes, a high counsel informs Mirage that the witch she is after is unique. The Primes tell Mirage that when witches are born, a doppelganger is formed. A doppelganger is the wit
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Pamela
Oct 09, 2007 Pamela rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This is the sequel to Brennan's Doppelganger, and it does a fantastic job of expanding the world and the characters within it. This chapter of the overall story deals with the very fundamentals of magic, politics within the witches' kingdom as well as other realms in their world, and mirroring the main character's own internal struggle, conflict and cooperation between the witches and the Hunters, highly trained mercenaries.

I don't want to say much about the plot of the book, because it would sp
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Teghan
Oct 18, 2010 Teghan rated it it was amazing
ohmygoodness! This book! I completely take back all the negative things I said about its prequel, Doppelganger. Warrior and Witch is one of *the* best books I have ever read.

Warrior and Witch is brilliant, complex, and has too much awesomeness to contain to one book.

The political, religious and personal complexities and controversies this book focuses on is intense. The character development is simply amazing (Satomi was by and far my favourite character).

And what really is the strength of the
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1lender_brianna
Sep 15, 2013 1lender_brianna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Witch, also called Witch and Warrior, is the sequel to the book Warrior or Doppelganger. The hunter, Mirage, and the witch, Miryo, finally come together again as one. They were once the same being, but Mirage was what people called a doppelganger, a second half to a newborn witch that usually is killed at birth. Now they are one once again and return to the witch academy, Starfall. Many, however, still think doppelgangers should just be killed and shouldn't even exist. They try to have Mirei, bo ...more
Mav
3.5/5 Stars
I liked the first book in this duology because of the twist in the magic system revealed near the end. In this book, the author expanded on the world of the witches. I really enjoyed the political machinations of Satomi and seeing the effect that the twist in the previous book has had on witch society. You generally don't see the theoretical side of magic in fantasy very often. I loved that we got to see theoretical witches enthusiastically working on determining what Mirei's discover
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Jim
Jun 10, 2007 Jim rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting for this one ever since I read Brennan's first book, Doppelganger, and it was worth the wait.

Sequels aren't easy to write, but Brennan did a wonderful job. Everything in Warrior & Witch flows out of the events of Doppelganger. The main character, Mirei, has overturned centuries of tradition and religious belief, discovered a new kind of magic, and begun a revolution in how witches and doppelgangers are raised. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy about these changes.

W&
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Merilee
A great follow-up to "Warrior".

When I think about the books (Warrior and Witch), I remember more the overall story line of being true to yourself; to question traditions when there is proof that there may be an alternative course of action; and that, when traditions begin to change, not everyone jumps on board to support the change. The first book (Warrior) follows a young woman's (about 25ish) journey to find an alternative to tradition; the second book (Witch) portrays how a sub-culture of wit
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Sandy
Nov 18, 2010 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You'd think it'd be difficulty reading about a character that was once two people but is now one person and retain both minds, but it was actually not confusing at all. I don’t even know if I can explain it properly, but I’ll try, its not that Mirie has two voices speaking in her head but that she retains both women memories and histories.

Miryo and Mirage at the end of Doppelganger had successfully found a way to become one person again, immediately becoming the only witch who could achieve void
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Janice (Janicu)
Aug 23, 2008 Janice (Janicu) rated it liked it
This is is the continuation of the story of what happens in Doppleganger. A lot of theory and questioning about the witches beliefs occur. There is a lot of upheaval in the customs of the witches because of Miryo and Mirage, and not everyone agrees with what happened. While most of the witches now believe dopplegangers should not be killed, many believe them to be abominations and disagree. A faction of witches leaves the witch stronghold of Starfall and attack it from outside. War amongst the w ...more
Kate
Sep 03, 2015 Kate rated it liked it
Shelves: own, 2015, 2012
09/2012 The biggest complaint I have about this book is directed towards my library system, which had this, but not the first book in the series. I quite enjoyed Warrior and Witch, but I think it would have had a much greater impact if I'd read the previous book. I liked the main character, Mirei. I liked the (mostly) egalitarian society that the book is set in (both men and women can be fighters, although only women can be witches, at least traditionally). I like that the characters have to mak ...more
Sarah
This was better than Warrior. The characters were a bit more differentiated and the plot more compelling. I would have liked more scenes with Mirei and her babydoppelgangers though. I'm a sucker for the woman-warrior/young-warrior mentoring relationship, what can I say? This is why I love Buffy Season 7 so much.

Still some eyeroll-inducing writing, but I heartily congratulate Marie Brennan on writing a book with a perfect set up for overwrought heart-clutching romance and instead opting to go wit
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jD
Mirage, the Warrior, from book 1 has discovered that she two has a double. This book is told about her double, Mirei. As we rejoin the story, the witch coven is in disarray. There is murder, treachery, and the beginnings of a civil war with rebel witches. It seems that in order for Mirei to come into her full powers she must kill Mirage. Mirage must kill her twin sister to continue to live. By the time you begin reading this book, you become aware that both these womon are unique in their own ri ...more
Lesley
Sep 06, 2009 Lesley rated it really liked it
Book 2 of Dopplganger. Gah, so many boring politics! The first book was much more action-oriented. However, the worldbuilding continued to be really great, the characters likeable and interesting, and getting a continuation from the first book was pretty cool. AND I knew that eventually the politics would stop twisting and there would be a big brouhaha, and when it came it was quite awesome. So, in short, it was worth reading through all the boring politics to get to the conclusion, which was re ...more
Cheyenne
Jan 16, 2011 Cheyenne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When my sister-in-law suggested this book to me, I was skeptical. But a few pages in and I was hooked. I find it amazing that Brennan came up with the complicated twists and turns. There was almost never a moment when I WASN'T left curious about something.

The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat, and there were a few times when I forced myself to set the book down, just so I could come back to it the next day. This book is truly AMAZING and very unique.

After reading the series I came to a con
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Marie Brennan is the author of the Doppelganger, Onyx Court, Wilders, and Memoirs of Lady Trent series of fantasy novels.
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