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Aubrey is a young student, gifted in the fine art of sorcery. So he travels to a faraway land in search of the greatest master of all, the mystical shape-changer Glyrender. From him, Aubrey expects to learn the secret of spells and the mysteries of magic. But there is one magical discovery he never expected--the shape-changer's beautiful wife.Dear Ms. Shinn,
You are an author that I have enjoyed very much over the last couple years, but I never seem to sit down and read enough of! I should have been attempting to finish up the series by you that I have on the go, but this book has always looked interesting to me, so I decided to read it instead. We are having some rather horrible weather this weekend, so it was the perfect book to hunker down with. It is not a very long book, so I accomplished it in one sitting, but I enjoyed every moment of it!
Aubrey, the hero of the story, did have the potential to be annoying. He is a very bright boy, and he knows it, but he manages to keep his wits about him. I liked that he wasn't rubbing his accomplishments in the readers face. That just gets annoying fast! Aubrey wasn't like that at all, though, so no complaints here. The book was a bit predicable, but that didn't turn out to be such a bad thing. It was a perfect new fairy tale, really! Magic is always fun to read about, I must say, so it was fun to step into this magical world.
I was never really sure what to make of Lilith. As the story progressed, though, and I got to know her a bit better, I began to understand her personality. In the beginning, though, I just determined that she was not exactly as she seemed, but that didn't mean that I completely knew why that was. A very quiet and reserved character, you really did not know what was going to happen next with her. Especially when Aubrey enters the picture. Her husband, while central to the story, was not really around all that much, so the interactions with him were limited.
You do write fantastic stories, though. I am glad that I decided to randomly read a book by you, and I really need to get around to the other books by you sitting on my tbr pile! This book was perfect for my rainy afternoon and I hope that people that read this will pick the book up as well.