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A Distant Magic by Mary Jo Putney
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Jan 31, 2011

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** "A Distant Magic" sends Jean and Nikolai across time to key incidents when the fight against slavery needs their help. Mary Jo Putney clouds a ripping pirate kidnap yarn with factual clutter, attempting to fit in too much history. The couple are dynamite in balmy tropics and foggy London. Primitive physical voodoo spells contrast with calm aristocratic cerebral magic. Both characters stubbornly resist growing together, to finally combust sexually. I would probably read more Putney, if there were no drum to beat for an abolitionist cause or to sell a book series.

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