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The Undrowned Child by Michelle Lovric
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Jun 27, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy

This was a disappointment. Apparently all scientists are unimaginative, rational and unable to appreciate art, mood or atmosphere. Being rational is intrinsically bad, also. Perhaps Ms. Lovric should meet some scientists, as in my experience many of them are keen on the arts and have to be imaginative in order to do their work. Did it not require imagination to propose that microscopic organisms are responsible for human disease?

Anyway, Lovric's prejudices aside, this is a fairly standard orphan with hidden destiny story, enlivened by a great scene where all the "good" magical entities of Venice are called to fight against the equally magical forces of evil.
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Miriam Sounds like a rip off of The Water Mirror. I've been reluctant to try it because I was so disappointed by Lovric's The Remedy.

Robert Venice in that one, too!

The best Goffic Venice novel I've read is:

message 3: by Miriam (last edited Nov 08, 2011 03:09PM) (new) - added it

Miriam They both have mermaids and orphans, too.

Cool, I didn't realize there was a sequel to that. Venice, though? That would be amazingly far for a poor person in that time to travel...

Robert Orphans are nigh on ubiquitous in YA/Kiddie fantasy...even Garth Nix has an orphan in one of his series! Turns out to be largely irrelevant rather than crucially important, though...

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Miriam They are! If you count Shade's Children, Nix has lots of orphans.

Robert Oohh! I forgot about them!

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