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A darkly romantic story of love, suffering, and magic.

No evil sorceress is born evil.

Iskra wants magic and a home, but her magic keeps killing the people she loves. Just when happiness is finally with in her grasp, another wizard intervenes. Now, she needs to choose: rebuild her life again, or channel her destructive power into bloody revenge.
ebook, 314 pages
Published June 1st 2017 by Metaphorosis Books
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Robin Goodfellow
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
-I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Susurrus, by B. Morris Allen, is a touching epic that illustrates the harsh realities of life, as well as the beautiful follies of reality, as a sorceress strives to find happiness despite the destruction that follows her.


Iskra was a young girl who was orphaned when her father died from starvation. She was found by Neris, a peddler who had cared for her and unwittingly became a second father to her. As her journey throughout the boo
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Courtney Payne
Aug 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
I received this Advanced Readers Edition in exchange for an honest review.

Let me start by saying, oh Lordy, was this ever a long book! Over 600 pages!! And unfortunately, it felt just as long (if not longer!) than the page numbers lead one to believe. I have to give the author credit, his writing is very good. It's descriptive enough to really give the reader a sense of exactly what he is talking about, but on the flip side, there was a lot of unnecessary description that just prolonged the book
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Barb Taub
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Susurrus:
* a whispering, murmuring or rustling sound. —Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
* a darkly fantastic story of magic, love, and suffering. —Susurrus by B. Morris Allen

Last week I visited several of the ancient stone circles that dot the Highlands of Scotland. One thing many had in common were special stones representing the pivotal roles of maiden/mother/crone. Ancient people knew—as we sometimes for
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Ella (The Story Collector)
Susurrus is the story of an orphaned girl who wants nothing more than magic and a home. But when the magic doesn’t do what she wants and instead kills the people she loves, Iskra turns her back on the possibility of love. Unable to find a place for herself and yet forced to continue living, Iskra travels all over the world learning magic and living multiples lives, all of which ultimately end in misery.

I found this book a bit long and miserable, but with an overall good story. It is well written
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Gerald Warfield
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
A beautiful story of magic and a search for happiness. When Iskra's father dies, she almost starves. Before she abandons their empty hovel she scratches on the wall with a piece of flint, "Here I am," and "Here I was." An itinerate peddler takes her with him, and thus begins her strange journey into magic and her search for that most elusive of affections, love. The magic is bound to the land, even to the region. Some types here, some types there. She will learn it all before she finds happiness ...more
Neil
Oct 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley, fantasy
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

I have to say I did not like the way this was written.
It was over descriptive, which in turn made the book over long.
Not for me.
Michelle
Oct 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I received this book from NetGalley for my honest review. Thank you for giving me the chance to read it!

The book was well written. I found it very hard to like Iskra. I would reccomend it to anyone who enjoys magic books but this one just wasn't for me.
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B. Morris Allen grew up in a house full of books that traveled the world. Nowadays, they’re ebooks, and lighter to carry, but they’re still multiplying. He’s been a biochemist, an activist, and a lawyer, and now works as a foreign aid consultant. When he’s not roaming foreign countries fighting corruption, he’s on the Oregon coast, chatting with seals. In the occasional free moment, he works on hi ...more
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