- Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: DAW (June 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756406056
- ISBN-13: 978-0756406059
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 119 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Fantasy buffs will find plenty of humor, thrills and original mythology to chew on, along with refreshingly three-dimensional women in an original, fully realized world." —Publishers Weekly
“It’s a great adventure, full of music and magic and just a little goofy at times, thanks to the delightful oddities of the Gales.” —Locus
"Combine Huff’s ability to blend ancient traditions seamlessly into the modern world and make them seem perfectly normal with her characters who are appealing and fun to hang out with, and you’re in for an amazing read." —Seattle Post-Intelligencer
About the Author
Tanya Huff may have left Nova Scotia at three, and has lived most of her life since in Ontario, but she still considers herself a Maritimer. On the way to the idyllic rural existence she shares with her partner Fiona Patton, six cats, and a chihuahua, she acquired a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic—an education she was happy to finally use while writing her recent Smoke novels. Of her previous twenty-three books, the five—Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, Blood Debt—featuring Henry Fitzroy, bastard son of Henry VIII, romance writer, and vampire are among the most popular.
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Nicely done plot that starts with Allie's Gran leaving her a curiosity shop and then devolves into a lot of perils. Some fun along the way and the description of plane smelling like ass is too often true. Some various humor and a lack of editorial errors and typos. The plot is very good and more substantial than most with a couple nice twists.
A bit reminiscent of some other series but stands alone and I hope that this will not be the last.
Overall an excellent read.
Tanya Huff always merchants.
None of this is set in fairyland. Only a minor character is Fae.
Power, sex implied, and blood make this a truly fun read. I'm buying the rest of the Emporium books now.
Huff created her universe and her stories stayed within it. Something many fantasy writers are unable to do. And her characters do have a sense of humor which they allow us to see sometimes. She is also a very good writer.
I gave it 5 stars which I don't always do.
- A somewhat original or entertaining premise for the fantasy setting
- Women have much of the power and tend to be agents of good
- Likeable characters
- No much character differentiation. They all have the same level of intelligence, tone, and speech patterns. They all come across as Smart-Alec adolescents prone to wise-cracking and mild sarcasm.
- No real character development. The main character supposedly
- No real relationship development. The main character and her guy are just into one another and that's it. At one point, he miscommunicates with her. Then they figure it out. That's it.
- Tedious, never ended segments in which a character explains (rationalizes) their motivations to themselves or to other characters, on and on.
- Repetitive, unnecessary explanations of what is happening in the plot, how the magical universe works, etc.
- The "family." Nobody seems to have a real life or identity outside of the family. If I could read/hear the phrase "A Gale girl" one more time (the name of the family is Gale), I could vomit. A Gale girl this, a Gale girl that. We got it, the main character's identity is wrapped around being a Gale girl. She never really deals with that in any way. It is suffocating and never ending.
- Time and money were wasted on this novel. It was hard to finish it. I kept leaving it and then coming back to it in the hope that it would get better. It was disappointing until and through the end.
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I was a bit surprised that what seemed like rape was glossed over. :(