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Freya Marske

Författare till A Marvellous Light

4+ verk 1,952 medlemmar 73 recensioner 2 favoritmärkta

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Inkluderar namnet: Freya Marske

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Verk av Freya Marske

A Marvellous Light (2021) 1,272 exemplar
A Restless Truth (2022) 449 exemplar
A Power Unbound (2023) 220 exemplar
Swordcrossed (2024) 11 exemplar

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Födelsedag
20th Century
Kön
female
Nationalitet
Australia
Yrken
medical doctor

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What I thought I was getting was fantasy adventure (magic in England in the ~1910s) with a romance subplot. What I got was the type of romance plot that doesn't appeal, with a varnish of fantasy adventure sub-subplot, and quite a lot of sex scenes. Maybe if I'd had the right expectations, I'd have appreciated this story more.

As it was, there are lots of interesting details, and there were some fabulous paragraphs. But I finished it somewhat out of spite, and because I have book two out of the library, waiting for me to read it. I did want to know what happened, but I didn't really want to have to deal with the romantic couple and their emotional miscommunications.

I can see that there are some interesting overarching plot threads, with three items to be found, and three books to find them in, so I have hopes that book two won't slump.

Overall summary: world building fantastic, plot a bit rough, characterisation a little off and occasionally veering towards farce, writing shows promise, particularly as this is a debut novel.
… (mer)
½
 
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fred_mouse | 44 andra recensioner | May 10, 2024 |
Oooh, I really enjoyed the world building in this book, as well as the delightful, roguish characters. I was thoroughly enraptured with the merchant houses and the swordplay -- the interesting rituals, the delightful and inevitable conclusion. Satisfying romance, great messages about self and mental health, sharp and witty dialogue and a puzzle of intrigue in the background. I hope we get more books from this world.

Advanced Reader's Copy provided by Edelweiss.
 
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jennybeast | Apr 17, 2024 |
I'm not gonna say this is high art, but I had a great time and stayed up late to finish it. Jack's feelings about his sister were especially well done, and I appreciated the misdirection with respect to how the inevitable "betrayal!" twist went down --- hey, he didn't have to spend the rest of the book proving himself to be worthy of his love interest! I was not surprised that the answer to the Last Contract was going to be the end of magic as they knew it, but I was a bit surprised at how ~Dramatique~ the action scenes got.… (mer)
½
 
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caedocyon | 12 andra recensioner | Feb 13, 2024 |
This book started off with an interesting premise and some cool worldbuilding, but it failed to engage me. I was bored reading it, and never cared about the characters or romance. Overall, I would not recommend.
 
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queenofthebobs | 44 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |

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Verk
4
Även av
4
Medlemmar
1,952
Popularitet
#13,183
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
73
ISBN
33
Språk
1
Favoritmärkt
2

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