Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Review: Daughter of Witches by Patricia C. Wrede

Synopsis: Come….enter the city of Drinn, if you dare. The entering is easy during Festival time; no guard will stop you, no priest will question you as you shuffle through the gates among the crowds, hiding the glow of forbidden magic beneath your brown pilgrim robes. Yes, entering is easy. The hard part is getting out again…. (from the back of the book)

Review: Having thoroughly enjoyed Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles, I was eager to read her other works. It did not disappoint. While missing the humor and tongue-in-cheek sarcasm of Dealing with Dragons, her ability to create worlds remains. A complex world set with rounded characters created a solid story. At times, it felt slightly like one was reading the script for a cheesy 80s fantasy flick, but that is hardly surprising considering the book was published in 1983. And I enjoyed those dreadful 80s movies, so it made no mind to me. This is one of her books set in the world of Lyra, and while they can be read in any order, this one references events that took place, I assuming, in Shadow Magic. This is a fine fantasy store, easily read in an afternoon, with fun characters and an intriguing plot. Worth the time to read!

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-441-13894-2
Year Published: 1983
Date Finished: 1-1-2016
Pages: 215

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