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Mélusine by Sarah Monette
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Jun 16, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: epic-fantasy
Read from June 12 to 13, 2010

I'd seen a lot of positive reviews for this book, so I decided to try it. I have to say that I was disappointed. The premise is interesting enough -- the book follows, Felix, a powerful wizard, and Mildmay, a cat burglar, in the city of Melusine. Their stories start to intertwine after Felix's old master uses Felix's magic to weaken the city, driving the young wizard mad in the process. The book shifts between Felix's insane point of view and Mildmay's practical one. I thought Mildmay was a much more interesting, engaging character, especially since Felix alternates from being insane to being arrogant. If the book had just been told from Mildmay's point of view, I think I would have liked it better. If you like epic fantsy, you may want to give this one a try, but it wasn't for me.
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