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Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip
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Nov 27, 2010

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bookshelves: fantasy, youngadult
Read in November, 2010

The story centers around a political take over in the city of Ombria after the prince dies leaving his young motherless son and a strong relative, Domina Pearl, injects her influences to be made regent pushing the Prince's loved mistress into the streets. The story focuses on those who want to keep the young prince safe, the mistress and the bastard, Ducon, who lives in the castle. In their struggle to help they will encounter Ombira's sorceress, her waxling, and the undercity of Ombira.

I enjoyed the story, though I found the story a bit shallow and needed to decide weather to focus on the development of the characters or the political intrigue. Also, the ending was a bit of a disappointment.

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