From Publishers Weekly
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I think that it would be great reading for children and adults alike.
This was the first Lois McMaster Bujold book I ever read (and now I've read them all) and it's still one of my favorites.
She has a gift for writing--for setting the scene and making the world surrounding her characters become very real.
I love Lois McMaster Bujold's style, and this book is no exception. Entertaining yet moving, and it plays with many of the themes that she does so,well, including family... Read morePublished 4 days ago by brennerc
Interesting alternate historical novel: Middle-ages Italy with Magic under Church authority. Strong female characters.Published 3 months ago by Angela
Another good book from Ms Bujoid. Looking forward to her next offering.Published 7 months ago by Timothy G. Elkin
I enjoyed the story, the characters, and reading the afterword--the inspirations for writing this. Be sure to read it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lynn Flink
I tried to like it but it soon fell into the lets flick through and get it over with catagory.. contrived Mills and Boon esque fantasy...Published 12 months ago by Heloise
In an alternate Renaissance the church regulates magic and licenses magicians, the line between good and evil wavers. Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. Hebel
I love Lois McMaster Bujold. Her fantasy novels are humane and intelligent and her world building is exceptional. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jennifer Silk
I was all set to treat this as you would any consistently entertaining, young adult type fantasy novel, until you get to the scene that would probably win the category (and be the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael Battaglia