Melissa McShane

Författare till Burning Bright

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Verk av Melissa McShane

Burning Bright (2016) 125 exemplar
Servant of the Crown (2015) 88 exemplar
The Book of Secrets (2018) 55 exemplar
Wondering Sight (2017) 31 exemplar
Rider of the Crown (2015) 30 exemplar
The Book of Peril (2018) 24 exemplar
The Summoned Mage (2017) 21 exemplar
Agent of the Crown (2016) 18 exemplar
Pretender to the Crown (2017) 16 exemplar
Exile of the Crown (2015) 14 exemplar
The Book of Lies (2019) 14 exemplar
The Book of Mayhem (2019) 14 exemplar
The Book of Havoc (2020) 13 exemplar
Company of Strangers (2018) 13 exemplar
Abounding Might (2017) 13 exemplar
Guardian of the Crown (2017) 11 exemplar
The Book of Harmony (2020) 10 exemplar
The Book of Betrayal (2019) 10 exemplar
The Book of Destiny (2020) 9 exemplar
The Smoke-Scented Girl (2015) 9 exemplar
Emissary (2014) 9 exemplar
Champion of the Crown (2018) 8 exemplar
The Book of War (2020) 7 exemplar
Voyager of the Crown (2018) 7 exemplar
Ally of the Crown (2020) 5 exemplar
The View From Castle Always (2019) 5 exemplar
The Wandering Mage (2017) 4 exemplar
Scholar of the Crown (2021) 4 exemplar
Stranger to the Crown (2020) 3 exemplar
Liberating Fight (2021) 3 exemplar
Whispering Twilight (2021) 3 exemplar
The Unconquered Mage (2017) 3 exemplar
The God-Touched Man (2016) 3 exemplar
Spark the Fire (2021) 2 exemplar
Soaring Flight (2022) 2 exemplar
Discerning Insight (2022) 2 exemplar
Hidden Realm 2 exemplar
Silver and Shadow 1 exemplar
Mortal Rites (2019) 1 exemplar
Shifting Loyalties (2019) 1 exemplar
Sands of Memory (2019) 1 exemplar
Beguiling Birthright (2022) 1 exemplar
Stone of Inheritance (2019) 1 exemplar


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I like the world created within this story. It brings a new twist to the days of the British Royal Navy and Pirates. It is a slow romance but sometimes those are the best type. My favorite part was discovering the talents and extraordinary talents presented in this world. I may pick up the next few in the series, just to see more of the world.

I got this book from a book bundle.
AbsurdWizard | 6 andra recensioner | Feb 20, 2024 |
The writing in this book seems to try to encapsulate the feeling of Jane Austen's writing and it does a pretty good job at that but the plot is not at all what I expected from the writing style.
To a large degree, the book is just a female empowerment fantasy and is a bit too blunt about this in a few places. Because the MC is so capable and powerful the author struggles a bit with creating credible and tense conflict.
The pacing is almost too even imo. It's not too slow overall but it doesn't adjust to the tension of the story in some places so some things feel a bit drawn out while others move too fast.
If you enjoy writing similar to Jane Austen you will probably enjoy this too even though it is much more fantastical and has a lot more action and violence than I expected.
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omission | 6 andra recensioner | Oct 19, 2023 |
What a fun book! Loved the idea of having fairy tale retelling novellas but with the same main character(s) throughout! My favorite story was definitely the Little Red Riding Hood retelling and the Gingerbread Man one! Also, what a gorgeous cover!!!
BooksbyStarlight | 1 annan recension | Oct 25, 2022 |
This was quite an interesting book! At first I was a little reluctant to the main-character-who-is-both-a-countess-and-a-librarian idea but I actually ended up liking it! Putting the story in a medieval-ish settings but with modern inventions (called "Devices") was also a pretty neat idea. There were still horse-drawn carriages but they also had some modern stuff, apparently, like humidifiers, guns, and even folding chairs!

Just a warning that there are quite a few suggestive comments (e.g. about women's breasts (mostly the MC's), crude joking, etc.), men often ogle and leer inappropriately at women, and in one scene a man and a woman are naked waist up and kiss passionately. One character has engaged in quite a bit of premarital sex before the book started but there aren't any sex scenes at all in the book itself and the character in question paid for his actions and is meant to have redeemed himself.

Overall, a well-written book with well-developed characters and some action mixed in. Wouldn't recommend to anyone under the age of 15 though, just to be safe.
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BooksbyStarlight | 7 andra recensioner | Oct 25, 2022 |



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