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The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett
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Aug 01, 08

bookshelves: genre-fantasy, 2008_release_read, top_25_2008_novels
Read in August, 2008


One of the biggest positive surprises for me; starts a little slow moving between 3 characters and their environment, but then they start to come together and you figure out you are in a Pride and Prejudice with magic book; not so fast, since there is another turn and we move into Gothic and Jane Eyre with magic in the second part. Then in the third and final part things come together and the main threads of the novel are resolved beautifully, though the larger issues just now start to impact our characters.

The only complaint I had is that the book is a bit unbalanced - starts with 3 main characters getting almost equal face time, but then it focuses on one of them, to come back to all 3 later - but that is usually an issue with many debut novels and no big deal.

One of my top 5 fantasies published in 2008 for me, I am really looking forward to the second book.
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