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Sorcha Faris, a powerful member of the Order of the Deacons, is dispatched to an isolated village to aid a Priory plagued by violent geist activity--an assignment that forces her to reconsider everything she thinks she knows.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2010
Edition: Ace mass-market ed
ISBN: 9780441019618
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK SF/Fantasy Bal
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 18 cm


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Feb 15, 2016

It did take awhile for this to really grab my attention, but I thoroughly enjoyed it by the end of the book.

It is one of those books where you might feel like you came into the story partway through. But if you can get through that, it picks up. :)

Aug 17, 2014

While a little more of an urban fantasy than I usually read, I liked the active defensive magic system and the partner characters.

Anumae Apr 07, 2013

I really liked this book, I feel Philippa Ballantine did a great job on designing her main characters and storyline.

If you're really into steampunk/supernatural/adventure/romance than I suggest you read it.

You might find it slow paced at first but that's because she is building it from the different views of her characters, explaining their insight.

I know I can't wait to read the second installment, it really painted a vivid picture in my mind. Smoking and all - coming from a non smoker. haha

Jul 24, 2012

I’m not sure why I didn’t love this book – there’s a fresh, original fantasy adventure. There’s a strong female protagonist and a wily sidekick, and even a seductive, mysterious adventurer. Somehow, though, I never got as far into it as I wanted to. I have a sneaking suspicion that it had to do with the cigars.

Sep 28, 2011

This might be a good book if you can get through the first few boring chapters which I was not able to force my way through...

Jess_library May 16, 2011

A very interesting book, but a little slow to start - got much better once all the characters became a group. I will be interested in seeing what the next book is like.


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