Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Review: Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin

Synopsis: Raine Benares is a sorceress of moderate powers, from an extended family of smugglers and thieves. With a mix of street smarts and magic spells, she can usually take care of herself. But when her friend Quentin, a not-quite-reformed thief, steals an amulet from the home of a powerful necromancer, Raine finds herself wrapped up in a more trouble than she cares for. She likes attention as much as the next girl, but hacing an army o militant goblins hunting her down is not her idea of a good time. The amulet they're after holds limitless power, derived from a ancient, soul-stealing stone. And when Raine takes possession of the item, it takes possession of her.
Now her moderate powers are increasing beyond anything she could imagine - but is the resume enhancement worth her soul? (from the back of the book)

Review: I had a hard time getting into this book. The first bit just didn't grab my attention. However, it wasn't bad enough for me to put it down and as I read farther, it got better, until by the end, I was loathe to put it down. The characters are well-rounded, the action and pass are excellent and the story is intriguing. I recommend if you like good solid fantasy stories.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 10-9-11
Pages: 345

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