Although aimed at a teenaged audience, it is sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy as well.
The author's command of the language crafted a beautiful story, intertwining the lives of two very different characters in a magical kingdom.
Neill, the Bastard, is especially remarkable, both as a character and as a person, and it's very easy to feel protective towards Timou.
Nice, easy weekend read - a solid fantasy story with lots of royal-family intrigue, some minor magical powers, and a reasonably-well-fleshed-out universe. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Celeste Thayer
The headline applies both to Timou, the heroine of this delightful novel, and to the novel itself. Anyone who likes strange and wonderful lands, mythic, dangerous magic, complex... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Cordelia Sherman
Every time I read The City in the Lake I am struck anew by how much it feels like something that Patricia A. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Brian M. Scott
Strange and menacing things are going on in the Kingdom. It seems that the heart of the Kingdom is missing and everyone has to suffer because of it. Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I `m going to start by saying that the idea was a great idea. Throughout the story, I can feel that Neumeier really tried. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by C.C.
I didn't even finish this book. The beginning was spectacular. A prince missing, his older brother suspect?!? Wow! Wait... now we're in a town. With very boring people. Read morePublished on February 18, 2009 by Lauren Richards
The story begins with the disappearance of a Prince. The heart of the Kingdom is the City, the heart of the City is the King, and the heart of the King is the Prince. Read morePublished on December 19, 2008 by TeensReadToo
Rachel Neumeier's THE CITY IN THE LAKE tells of a missing Prince and a Kingdom disrupted, where strange old magic has awakened and a new force has permeated the land. Read morePublished on September 7, 2008 by Midwest Book Review