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The Madigal

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On the planet Haven, in a distant part of the universe, the Madigal dreams. For 40 years she has slept, while in the city Crown Prince Harry indulges his whims and plays politics. But now the Madigal awakes and once more must act on Haven.
Paperback, 410 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Pan MacMillan
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Nancy White
Looking at the cover of this novel, I was reluctant to read it at all. It *looks* like a bad fantasy novel. Generic fantasy. Trashy fantasy.

I wouldn't give this novel 5 stars - it's not the best fantasy novel I've ever read or anything like that (currently The Name of the Wind holds that prize) - but I wouldn't give it 1 star and denounce it as trash, either.

The characters are compelling and generally likeable, although the Keeper and the Madigal are possibly too mysterious for my personal taste
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Beverley MacDonald grew up in a lot of small towns in Victoria, Australia: Nar Nar Goon, Morwell, Mildura, Murtoa, Rye and Corryong. Her father was a school teacher and they moved around a lot, experiencing the heat of the Mallee and the cold of the Snowy Mountains.

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