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About the Author
- ASIN : B00J48FHPM
- Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (April 1, 2014)
- Publication date : April 1, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 3505 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 236 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #658,030 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It's true that these books are based in history. But they are also fantasy of the highest order -- it's MacAvoy's great gift, to magically transform a real time, from the modern (the Black Dragon novels) to the antique. And oh, can she write! This is prose to emulate -- simple, lyrical, memorable.
The writing is at least as good as I remembered. Now that I am older and have my own little dog, I find the Damiano and his little dog to be even more fascinating. I cried for Damiano as he encountered evil and rejoiced at the simple faith his dog had in him. I found Raphael to be a complexly drawn being. I stopped several times to think about what was written. My favorite quotations are below.
Besides, Damiano, the important questions involve not the intent of God toward us but the soul’s own duty, and you know that clearly, don’t you?
We live our lives bound by our little tasks and possessions and never know how free we could be unless God sees fit to pry us away from them.
To be damned is only not to love.
If you enjoy an alternate history fantasy that includes a heavy dose of Christian background (appropriate for Renaissance Italy), then I think you would enjoy it. Be aware that the Christianity presented is from an alternate history and may not align always with your beliefs. Still the story is quite good and I enjoy philosophical fiction.
Each book is quite long, which is very satisfying to me, as my ' healthy escape to a different world.
When his town is sacked once again by mercenaries, he tries everything in his power to save the city that he loves, and the people along with it. Damian's humility and love shine through, even when he is put on the most horrifying situations.
Great plot, excellent characters, very inventive, and the ending was simply perfect. Highly Recommended!
MacAvoy has a way of bringing me into every scene, using precise language and memorable detail. If history is fair to fantasy authors, Damiano and his lute and his little talking dog will outlast all of the overblown 'ologies' of Brooks, Goodkind, and Martin.