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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Baen; First Thus edition (September 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671876880
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671876883
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,116,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "kayqy" on July 25, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I found this at the library and I loved it. It's fun, exciting, and original. I wish I could be more specific but I haven't read it in a while (the library's copy went missing and it's hard to find out-of-print books). Trust me though, it's worth the search.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter D. Tillman VINE VOICE on August 28, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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Allie, a drifty California college student, is fighting with her dad over her faltering education, and a boyfriend that Dad doesn't like. He's planning to send her to a college in France -- but she somehow ends up in the Coindra College of Magical Arts, which is considerably further away. Hijinks ensue.

"B-", enjoyable but slight. I picked it up because an aquaintance recommended it. Regular fantasy readers are likely to enjoy it more than I did.

For a stronger Ball novel, I recommend trying FLAMEWEAVER, an alt-hist with magic in Central Asia & China, atmospheric and quite good. "A-/B+"

Happy reading--
Pete Tillman
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Douglas A Linger on January 12, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm not entirely sure about the plot of this book. A wizard wants to summon a person from this world, and succeeds. We don't know why, although we are told he eventually must kill the person he summons. But I read something of a quarter of the book, and I still had no idea whether he was a villain or a good guy willing to do anything to save the world, or what.

As for the summoned girl? She is the reason I could read no more. Okay, so she was in the process of transferring colleges, to France. Okay, so she doesn't know much about France, despite studying the language for five years. But... well, remember how I mentioned I read a quarter of the way through the book? She still thought she was in France! After eighty pages and a week story-time, I just couldn't take it any more. Every little thing that was odd, in a small way or large, was written off as either a personal quirk or something due to being in Europe. No chain stores, lack of real paper like she knows, and some odd colloquialisms? Well, she is in a foreign country, they do things different here. Lack of electricity or cars? It must be one of those old-style schools, or something. She walks directly from the airport onto campus, and can't see the airport when she looks back? Well, who knows how the town is set up; she must have been mistaken which road she entered from. She doesn't even realize it when she can't read what other people write, because it's a different alphabet. I'm sorry, Allie, but after five years you should be able to recognize that French uses pretty much the same alphabet English does, no matter how little you paid attention in class.

She asks few questions for clarification.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 1998
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I had never read any of Margaret Ball's books when I found this at our local bookstore. I thought the cover looked neat and that the synopsis sounded interesting. I read this book in 2 hours! It was fast-paced and had great charcters!
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