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The Universal Mirror by Gwen Perkins
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In "The Universal Mirror", Gwen Perkins forged an intriguing plot ridden with magical tendencies and corrupt government. She created a neatly packaged world, defined brilliantly by research and a marked penchant for the fantastical realm. As I read, I felt as though I were fully immersed in the tale itself; I could feel the ocean's waves upon my calves and taste the salty air upon my lips.

The characters are more than mere names upon a page; they seem to breath with life at every word and pull you onto a beguiling isle filled with mystery and noble love. Catharine will simply rend your heartstrings with her hard - yet ultimately tender - ways, while Asahel will fill you with both pity and admiration. Quentin will plunge you into his harrowing quest, placing all he has known in jeopardy - all the while facing a curious desire to perfect the marred features of an already beautiful creation.

"The Universal Mirror" - a fascinating tale; a satisfying read.
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