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The Beasts of Barakhai (Books of Barakhai #1)

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  91 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Here is the exciting first novel in Mickey Zucker Reichert's acclaimed shapeshifter saga--published simultaneously with the hardcover release of the second and final book. Graduate student Benton Collins enters a gateway to a world where people transform into animals daily--whether they want to or not.
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Daw Books (first published 2001)
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Timothy Pitkin
The book was okay which is a shame since in my opinion the only thing holding the book back was the main character as he just seemed average but the setting and some of the lore for the book was pretty fantastic and I hope the sequel does either make Benton a better character as he just seemed to easy to sway and had no real opinion about anything and just went along with what everyone else told him. However the setting was original as unlike many worlds in multi world stories are not always tha ...more
Bri Valentine
Jun 27, 2016 Bri Valentine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful Story

I loved how vivid the world of Barakhai was in the description by the author. The characters were great and the only reason I gave four instead of five stars is because I think the story ended too abruptly.
The plot was overly simple and the characters nothing special but it got the job done and the world and magic were extremely interesting.
Honestly, if you can get through the first couple of chapters, this book is actually quite a good read. But the whole beginning premise is a little silly, even for a fantasy book.
Jul 05, 2010 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mickey Zucker Reichert (pseudonym for Miriam Susan Zucker Reichert) is an American fantasy fiction author of several best selling novels. Perhaps her most famous work is the epic Renshai series, which offers an intriguing perspective on traditional Norse mythology. She is also a parent and paediatrician with a soft spot for critters great and small. She has been known care for a veritable zoo of c ...more
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