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- Print Length: 242 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: PF Publishing (June 19, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 19, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0731L56V1
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #843,923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a wonderful "what if?" series, mixing magic with history and giving it a twist. The characters are clearly drawn and the story they tell is one we need to hear, as well as an adventure into realms of magic and fantasy. What's real and what's not? What if J. Edgar Hoover had been an evil ceremonial magician? What if the Black panthers really were shape-shifting panthers? What if we could join together to stop evil with magic?
I love that the main character's name is Jasmine and she is a witch who works with the element of water. Jasmine is the scent that goes with elemental water, just as her Aunt Doreen's fire magic has a scent of cinnamon. That was a nice play on association.
There is a lot going on in this book and I'm glad it's only the first of four. I want to see what happens next!
The characters have depth and engaging histories which inform them but don't define them. The twists introduced in this alternate universe offer a fascinating glimpse into the possibilities missed in our own history, while also showing us tools that we can use in our own world moving forward.
The author handles a somewhat touchy subject matter with deft grace and respect. I loved this book and couldn't stop thinking about it at odd times throughout the day. Highly recommend!
The characters and places were well thought out and developed. Each character had a distinctive voice, which was incredibly important as the view point shifted every couple of chapters. This could have been incredibly distracting but the story was woven together so that it added to the overall story and kept the plot moving forward. The first couple of chapters are a bit clunky because of this but do smooth out very quickly. While the story does deal with social justice issues throughout, it is part of the story. I didn't feel like it was a thinly veiled lecture about the state of America. Have no doubt, the social justice aspect is an important aspect to the story but I found it added, and not distracted, from the overall story.
The one thing I do wish was different, was that the Author's Notes had been at the beginning of the book.
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Une révolution se prépare et chacune des héroïnes devra trouver sa place dans cette société en plein changement. Rester dans l’ombre et ne pas faire de vagues ou lever son poing vers le ciel et agir, enfin ? Pour Jasmine, la réponse est très claire et l’inaction lui est insupportable. L’Association des Arts Magiques et de la Sorcellerie, en revanche, semble se terrer dans le statu quo et refuse d’intervenir. Jusqu’à quand ? Et si, derrière les questions de société qui agitent les Etats-Unis, se cache une autre menace, magique cette fois ?
Avec beaucoup de finesse, le roman aborde la question du pouvoir ; le pouvoir magique, le pouvoir réprimé, le pouvoir politique, le pouvoir sur les autres et enfin, et surtout, le pouvoir en soi.
Le texte nous interpelle par sa force et son actualité. Un roman puissant, ancré, qui ne laissera pas le lecteur indifférent
Vivement recommandé !
Meet black, middle-class girl and hereditary sorceress Jasmine with idealistic dreams and her friend, a white working-class girl named Carol (a self-conscious sorceress , despite being trained at the Association of Magical Arts and Sorcery). And there's Jasmine's aunt Doreen, who has given up her magic after her husband had been killed, now struggling with the arrival of young, idealistic Jasmine and her temptation of practicing sorcery again. Black and white sorcerers alike are drawn into the revolution, when Jasmine joins the Black Panther Party and decides to help the Panthers with her magical skills.
Thorn not also created an interesting “what if” alternative history perspective - Edgar Hoover as ceremonial magician - she also infused her work with believable characters, engaging sensory descriptions and little bits of wisdom, both magical and political.