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The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett
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Jan 13, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy
Read in January, 2009

What a pity it is such a disjointed book, each of the three parts seems to have a different tone and inspiration ( first Austenian, second a strange mix of Jane Eyre and Turn of the Screw, the last not quite sure) and they do not mix at all easily. Another problem is the romance - we are told characters got romantic feelings, but they seem to have no influence on their actions. I am making a mess of this explanation, but without spoilers is hard. A Subplot seems to be a setup for a sequel - but like a lot in the novel it is harmed by being rather shallow.
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01/11/2009 page 200
39.06% "Hmm, so far, good. Reminding me a bit of a more feminene Strange&Norrell, also somewhat of Paula Volsky"
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