Monday, November 10, 2014

A Tapestry of Spells

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Today’s post is on A Tapestry of Spells by Lynn Kurland. It is the first in a new Nine Kingdoms trilogy. It is 343 pages long and is published by Berkley. The cover has one of the main characters on it. There is no sex, some mild language, and action violence in this book. The intended reader is someone who likes high fantasy, sweeping storylines, and some romance in it. Adults will enjoy this book and series more because of the writing style but teenagers could read it and enjoy it. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- The past will always find you…
Sarah of Doire, daughter of the village witchwoman, knows two things: Her brother has embraced the dark arts, vowing to destroy the Nine Kingdoms; and she doesn’t have the power to stop him. Now, even though she fears the quest will reveal the secret she’s kept all her life and spell her doom, she must risk everything to thwart his plans- unless she can find aid from a man who knows too well the power of magic, whether used for good… or ill.
No matter where you hide.
After seeing his entire family slain by his father’s arrogant misuse of magic, Ruithneadh of Ceangail buried his own power and swore to never to use it again. But when Sarah arrives at his door, desperate for his help he finds himself thrust back into a life of full enchantments and peril. He knows the quest will be dangerous, but he has no idea the journey, the woman who accompanies him on it, and the truths he uncovers are capable of shattering his soul and unraveling the entire fabric of the Nine Kingdoms…

Review- I love the Nine Kingdoms series. Everything about them. I love the magic, I love the character’s, I love the writing style, and I love exploring this world with Kurland. This novel takes place with or very soon after Princess of the Sword. This one follows Morgan’s closest brother in age. He believes that everyone from his family is dead. He remembers everything, unlike Morgan, and because of that he wants nothing to do with magic. Sarah just wants out. She wants to have a quiet life away from the ghost of her mother and somewhere her brother can never find her. I look forward to her brother getting his just rewards for the life he is living. Sarah is still a mystery to me. I know that she can see magic that no one else can but I get why she thinks that she does not have magic. I guess she has been holding herself up to other mages. The ending was good not too cliffhangery for me but that maybe because I have the next volume waiting for me to start next.

I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this book with my own money.