Saturday, June 03, 2006BALEFIRE
The fourth book of Tiernan's Balefire series has arrived (Necklace of Water). You can check it out!
Water Mirror by Kai Meyer
An orphan recently apprenticed to a magic-mirror maker in Venice finds herself suddenly in possession of the essence of the Flowing Queen, the magic that has protected the city from the power of the Egyptians for many years. Leaders in the city are out to destroy the Flowing Queen, and so they enlist the help the obsidian lion Vermithrax, the Ancient Traitor and make their way to Lord Light, escaping all kinds of dangers and perils along the way.
The story has an interesting concept and is definitely an original along the lines of fantasy storytelling. However, the translation left something to be desired-- it felt choppy and a bit repetitive, which made it difficult for me to really enjoy. However, it did pick up and I'm sure I'll be looking forward to the second in the series after I've read some smoother reads.
Y FANTASY FICTION Meyer
~emily - 9:22 AM~
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