Mirage decides to take a gamble and try something with her and Miryo. I ended up really loving the world and the characters. My god am I glad I did. Jusqu'à la fin, j'ai cru que tout finirai mal ou avec beaucoup de perte plus qu'en réalité et je referme cette série fantasy en espérant en lire une autre prochainement aussi bien travaillée et addictive. And while she struggles to reconcile Starfall's opposing factions, a more insidious threat is building within her -- because her newfound magic does not come without a price.
The characters are very unique and I love them. Miryo has a kind heart, is determined, and is a really nice person. The site is not responsible for the mistakes made. That was a bit anti-climatic. As an undergraduate at , Neuenschwander served as co-chair of the. I don't know why I didn't really take to her, but every time I was reading about the witch I was wishing I was reading about Mirage. I really enjoyed the idea behind this story but I thought that this book was a lot more wandering than the first book.
I prefer to do that when I know an author personally, to get their work and sit on it for a while, so as not to influence my reception to the book based on my emotional reaction to the author as a person. I would recommend to those who enjoy traditional fantasy with a lot of magic and politics. In this case, we follow multiple different people. I found myself curious and cheering for both women, especially when they finally meet face to face. I did enjoy the idea of the dopplegangers and thought what we saw of the world was interesting.
As one example, why didn't Miryo ask her advisors why she had to kill the doppelganger herself? Despite these issues, I think Marie Brennan writes well which is more than half the battle won and therefore, this is a good debut from a promising new author. Within fantasy novels, the strong female heroine usually is surrounded by male characters and a few women. Her works include the Doppelganger duology and its sequel , respectively retitled Warrior and Witch on later printings ; the Onyx Court series; the Memoirs of Lady Trent series; and numerous short stories. The way she talked about Mirage and Eclipse, as year mates, being like brother and sister was right on; I likewise had a male year mate who was like a brother to me during that ordeal. I was satisfied with the ending. Mirage decides to take a gamble and try something with her and Miryo.
But while some aspects were familiar, the book doesn't feel like something I've read a thousand times before. Born from the union of opposing forces, her existence offers a way to heal the division between warrior and witch, and brings powerful new magic into the world. I really had to force myself to carry on reading and in the end I had no desire to finish it at all. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Orbit, 2008. Although there are some hints at romance, they are few and far between. The book would have been a major snore if the world was lackluster. There was many aspects of this novel that I absolutely loved, and just a few that fell flat.
Eventually, Mirage's and Miryo's paths cross as each woman sets out to meet her own goals which end up colliding with the other's. When a witch is born, a doppelganger is created. It took half the book for the two main characters to meet up and then in one chapter they had resolved to not kill each other and became friends. I don't want to mention some of the other things I didn't enjoy for fear of spoilers, but one thing I can say is that everything seems to end too nicely and people become friends too quickly. Meanwhile, Satomi must try to keep Starfall from falling apart from within.
But as she thinks about it more and more, she questions it all. And though I did like the ending, it all seemed a bit too easy. Every doppelganger is killed so that the witch can master her powers. They better end up together or I will be supremely Pissed. My review of Witch The war continues in Witch.
We also learn more about the witches' culture, including the nature of the mysterious Cousins. I would pick it up to read and then put it down for months at a time, but I made a commitment to read all the books that I had started so I did, it was a little boring, don't get me wrong it was ok just not great. The premise sounded originally and interesting and it was. When a witch is born, a doppelganger is created. It was obvious to me that Ms Brennan is using her own grad school experience because I've been through the exact same thing.