Sunday 23 September 2007


Raine 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 more trouble than she cares for. She likes attention as much as the next girl, but having an army of militant goblins hunting her down is not her idea of a good time. The amulet they're after holds limitless power, derived from an ancient, soul-stealing stone. And when Raine takes possession of the item, it takes possession of her.

I just finished reading this book about five minutes ago. It's a fantasy tale with a very strong heroine who has quite an attitude on her, too. Raine Benares is an elf in a place filled with necromancers, sorcerers, goblins, and a whole bunch of other races.

When she accidentally gets her hands on an amulet, her whole life is turned upside down. She has no idea what it is, but the amulet doesn't want to let her go. As the story moves along, she finds out more than she bargains for about herself. As well as getting into some pretty bleak situations, and involving her friends along the way. It was quite a ride.

The world building is very extensive, as you have to be when creating a world from scratch. But I didn't mind, I enjoyed reading about it. It helped to get familiar with it because this is a series. Looks like we're headed somewhere else in the next book. Can't wait to see what happens then. :)


Lisa Shearin said...

Yolanda, I'm so glad you enjoyed Magic Lost, Trouble Found! Armed & Magical (the sequel to MLTF) will be out next May. And my publisher just bought the next two books in the series this past week. : )

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Wow, CONGRATS! That's so awesome. I can't wait to see what else Raine gets up to. :)

Thanks so much for dropping in, Lisa.

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