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- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publication Date: June 16, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0056NUQIM
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #645,308 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Daughter of Magic (The Royal Wizard of Yurt Book 5) Kindle Edition
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I would also assume that, provided you haven't totally lost your mind, you need very little persuasion to buy this.
In DOM, Antonia, Daimbert's cute and precocious forbidden child, is staying over at the castle for the week. If only his biggest problem was an argument about bedtime! As we've all come to expect by now, something happens, and Daimbert finds himself wrapped up in several seemingly-unrelated puzzles that range from "mild nuisance" to "threatens everything I hold dear."
It's in this book that the foreshadowing really ramps up. Each of the Yurt books is a self-contained story with years between them, and while I definitely recommend reading them in order, you won't be troubled by cliffhangers and I don't think you'd miss out on *too* much if you started the series in the middle. (But really: read them in order.) Nevertheless, there have been hints all along that there's an overarching plot simmering away in the background, one that's taking decades to come to fruition, and each successive book does a little more to advance it. It's in this one where we begin to see the separate threads really start to come together in an ominous way.
Isn't it funny how a book can be ominous and so cheerful at the same time?
I've written reviews for all the Yurt books, and if you were to go back and read them, I think you'd see them becoming progressively more enthusiastic about the series. What started out as a light diversion grew into something more; the setting has been colored in, the plots have gotten more intense, and the characters have grown into friends. If you're new to Yurt, I recommend it without reservation. And if you're not, you should probably stop wasting time on reviews and get reading, don't you think?
Daimbert is distracted from his parental duties when he is called on by his friend the Bishop to investigate a miracle worker and Castle Yurt is attacked by an army of the undead. While Daimbert saves the day, it quickly becomes clear that someone would like to see the wizard dead in some unpleasant fashion. Daimbert has to discover who his opponent is and deal with a daughter who may turn someone into a frog at any time. You will recall that it was frogs that caused Daimbert's greatest embarrassment in school.
As usual, Brittain lays a great deal of comedy over a story that is serious at its heart. Several of the characters, Daimbert included, dream to be able to step out of the social boxes of Brittain's medieval world. Women want to be warriors and priests, a little girl wants to be a wizard, Daimbert wants to be happily married, and the King of Yurt dreams of true love. Something stands in the path of each character that they must overcome. So despite all the monsters and magic and demons Daughter of Magic is really about people trying to be true to themselves.
Charmingly written as usual, it's a shame that this series will end shortly. Antonia deserves a series all on her own. You probably will want to begin with an earlier volume, but this book stands well on its own. Much recommended.
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