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Pandora's Key by Nancy Richardson Fischer
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Jan 04, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: books-i-own, read-in-english, fantasy, the-ancient-world
Read from January 04 to February 08, 2012

** spoiler alert ** Let's jump right into it: I never really got caught up in the plot, it seemed too compressed, although it was keysmashingly intense.
That’s one thing I like about books that span only a couple of days. Even though you sometimes want to yell ‘hold on, it’s going too fast!’, you’re always on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book. And if you miss something in the rush, well, it’s a book! Go back and reread it.

And all of that Greek mythology… yum! I can honestly say I had to put the book down in favour of just taking deep breaths. It was perfect and just enough to get anyone interested in reading more (of both Greek mythology and The Key Trilogy). Also, the way Mrs. Fischer blended the mythology in with modern-day – Evangeline being not a reincarnation of Pandora herself but a descendant – made it that much more believable.

One scene from this book that I would give anything to actually see – either in a movie, in real life (oh God, yes) or just as a really large painting – is the scene just after Evangeline and Raphe breaks into that (almost) abandoned house where Sam resides. That room! Those paintings! Oh, it made me wish to become part of that bloodline, no matter the cost, if I could just get my painting up there.

Let’s just say I’m very excited to hear even more about this ‘saving the world’…


A very beautifully composed book, a solid urban fantasy, that I would recommend to almost everyone. 7/10.
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