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Of Swords and Spells by Delia Marshall Turner
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How can no one have reviewed this yet? This is one of my favorite YA books of all time and I have found myself re-reading it at frequent intervals. It tells the story of Malka, a short-tempered, magic-filled creature running away from her vicious master. For most of this book, you don't know quite what Malka is. She's not human, but what is she? I figured it out before the big reveal, but I didn't know for half the book and was quite intrigued by the puzzle that is Malka.

I thought this was much better than the first book, Nameless Magery. For one, the romance is far better in this one. The two books overlap, but Of Swords and Spells shows you the wider universe that is only hinted at in Nameless Magery. Plus, most of the story appears to be in a parallel time frame as the first book, but the end expands about a day or so past what you get in the first book.

This book is love. It is well worth the effort to track a copy down and buy it.
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