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After reading the first book in this series, Melusine, I couldn't wait to read the Virtu. This instalment, like the first, is captivating and well written. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Valencia Jones
In my opinion, this is the 2nd best book in the series. I don't want to give too much away, but it really develops the relationship between Felix and Mildmay, and there is a lot... Read morePublished 17 months ago by The Mominator
A year ago, Felix's magic was used to destroy Mélusine's magical focus the Virtu, and left him mad. Read morePublished on March 1, 2013 by Juushika
In this second instalment of the serial we find more or less the same flaws that were in the first, first and foremost the author's morbid, sadistic complacency in describing and... Read morePublished on August 21, 2011 by Furio
Book: tight, dark, seedy, fantasy, intrigue, convoluted, dark, well-paced, REAL characters, psychological
Hero Felix: wizard, sadist, homosexual,... Read more
Sarah Monette, The Virtu (Ace, 2006)
Monette returns to the rich, detailed world she created in her first novel, Mélusine, for a sequel. Read more
Often, sequels suffer from the "sophmore slump", but The Virtu is actually a BETTER novel than Melusine, which was rather enjoyable. Read morePublished on January 10, 2009 by J. J. Joseph
Readers who dislike this series often complain about a lack of character arc. And if you are looking for Arragon to give up being a nameless ranger and take his rightful place as... Read morePublished on October 19, 2008 by R. Murphy
'The Virtu' is the continuing story of half-brothers Felix Harrowgate and Mildmay the Fox. Felix is no longer insane, Mildmay is now crippled, and the brothers begin their journey... Read morePublished on March 17, 2008 by BookNerd