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The age of magic is over, and the hunt for the Unnaturals is on.
Two young people with the Curse grow up amid the chaos of a changing world. Catherine learns to survive on theft and manipulation. When she steals from the wrong man, she has to learn several lessons the hard way, but she will employ every last one of them to plan her revenge. On the other side of the forest,
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Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published June 29th 2016 by Elisabeth Hofmann
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Emnoir
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author of this book sent me a -real- copy of her book to review. Isn't that lovely!?

Considering the impression I received of this book, I decide to start reading it early in the morning – 5:45am to be precise, when the sun just starts to light the sky, and there is often at least a light fog covering the ground. I hoped that would be true on this morning, and I wasn't disappointed! I take my heavily creamed coffee onto the back patio and fondle the real book in my hand. Reading is a much mor
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Jessica Bronder
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This world has a touch of magic which is usually enough to mix potions and such. But two children are going to change everything. Catherine comes from a broken home and is more wild child than little girl. But she has the ability to see different times and to be over looked. She survives by stealing until she is caught. Then there is Lorcan, he is powerful but it’s how he uses his power that can save or destroy everything.

Between the beautiful cover and the blurb, I couldn’t wait to see how thi
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emily
Stealing the Light is great! I love me a good fantasy book! It was full of adventure and magic. Both which I love. It felt like a book I would've enjoyed at all ages, especially when I was going through 'I only eat, drink and breathe fantasy' phase. I was amazed to find out that the author's first language isn't English and Stealing the Light is perfect! I mean the story flows!

I loved that I, the reader, experienced Catherine and Lorcan growing up. It was very cool! I feel that the book had it'
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J.S. Crews
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found myself equal parts intrigued and saddened by early chapters of the book. It’s apparent immediately that there’s more going on than meets the eye with the main character Catherine. She obviously has abilities that even she doesn’t fully understand, and this is revealed little by little. At the same time, her home life and the things she is going through are particularly heartbreaking. That being said, the author’s writing style has as much to do with the reader being drawn in as the story ...more
E.M. McIntyre
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stealing the Light by Lisa Hofmann is filled with eloquent writing which leaves the reader wanting more. This is a fantastic story line for medieval fantasy lovers, being both complex and paced perfectly, though a bit longer than I normally prefer. I found the characterization and development superb - some characters to love and some to most definitely hate. I'm looking forward to continuing with the next book. Well done.
Jeanne Felfe
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stealing the Light is magical and beautifully written. The voice is lyrical and descriptions deep and colorful, without being so detailed as to distract from the story. I am, by nature a slow reader, but once I started reading this book, I couldn't stop. The characters are well-developed - some will have you rooting for them to succeed, some will have you booing them and hoping they get what they deserve.

I am not normally a medieval fantasy reader, however, this story is so accessible to anyone
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United Indie Book Blog
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stealing the Light will draw you in and hook you within the first few pages. I was amazed that English is not the authors first language because the writing flows seamless an it is edited perfectly. You are transfered into a beautifully hopeful mystic world, with each description you can see it unfold in your mind. Lorcan and Catherine are a joy to read about and well developed and felt like friends. This is a wonderful read for any reader that is ready to go to a magic place.

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Dana M.
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely wonderful. A great beginning to a fantasy series that leaves me wanting more. It's a world that pulls me in, with characters who make me care for them.
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Lisa Hofmann was born in Siegen, Germany, in 1975. She attended schools in Germany and in Ireland.

During her time at the University of Siegen, she translated books and other writings for her professors of Educational Didactics and Anglistics, discovering her talent for working with words. She began writing medieval fantasy fiction in her late thirties while working as a teacher.

She still lives n
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