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Spellbinder: A Love Story With Magical Interruptions

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2008

    Maximum Disappointment

    To the author of this book: who are you and what have you done with the real Melanie Rawn? Ms. Rawn has been one of my top five favorite writers for a very long time. I've read the Dragon Prince and Star Scroll series three times. On the strength of those books, I purchased 'Spellbinder,' and never been so disappointed in a book. I understand the desire to write in a different genre or sub-genre. Ms. Rawn may have been bored with fantasy and wanted to write something more contemporary. Great, but what happened to the idea of a book having a plot? I got about 120 pages into 'Spellbinder' and finally gave up. By that time, the book had spent only about 20 pages on plot development and the rest on the two main characters. Too much 'ooh, I love you, and I never thought I would ever fall in love, and you're such a big strong man,' and way too much 'I hate that you have so much more money than I do, but marry me anyway, and by the way, no wife of MINE is gonna use any last name but MINE so there!' etc etc etc ad nauseum. When you don't even LIKE the main characters, why bother continuing to read a book? I'll re-read 'The Ruins of Ambrai' now, so I can remind myself of what good writing is. It certainly isn't 'Spellbinder.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2008

    A 'Spellbinder' by a Spellbinder

    Melanie Rawn his simply outdone herself with this book. Her characters breathe, her scenes live and her Celtic Wiccan is finally understood and written by someone who must know. I laughed outloud in public places and cried as well. A must read for anyone who loves magic, myth, love and fantasy (or is it?) I have read everthing she has written and this ranks either number one or two - can't decide. NO MATTER how you got here, Ms. Melanie, I for one am very glad you 'came out of the tunnel'. Really look forward to more about Holly and Evan (our second son is an Evan) Thanks so much from an avid fan now living in Wisconsin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2006

    Hang in there

    Hi! In answer to your plea for information, I have looked around online and apparently she has begun the third Exile book and promises that it will be written although I can't really give you a time frame. Hang in there!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Witches exist and are spread out all across the world in small numbers with each area having a magistrate who administers justice to the witches in his coven. In New York City hidden in plain sight is Elias¿s coven. He is also is a federal judge guarded by U.S. Marshal Evan Lachlan. Elias also has one of the few spellbinders in existence as part of his coven, a witch whose blood guarantees someone else¿s spell will work. In addition to being a spellbinder, Holly McClure is also wealthy and a well known author.--------------- Through a mutual friend, Holly and Evan are introduced and it isn¿t long before the pair fall in love. They plan to get married until an action Evan takes shatters his career and he leaves Holly. It takes a tragedy to bring them together but their lives are unsafe because a practitioner of the dark arts will do whatever it takes to bring the spellbinder to him. Holly, who has virtually no power of her own, somehow find a way to strengthen her prowess to save the man she loves and her friends in the coven.-------------- This is very different than anything Melanie Rawn has written but fans who love Mercedes Lackey Diana Tregarde tales or the urban fantasies of Kelly Armstrong will love SPELLBINDER. This is one of the best romantic urban fantasies of the year and readers will hope they have not seem the last of the spunky, eccentric and larger than life heroine who can always be counted on to help her friends and family.------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2006

    Happy but sad

    I am thrilled that Melanie Rawn has written another book,but very sad that it is not the 3rd book in the Exile series. I feel like I have been waiting over 3 years for a book that has no sign of being written. If anyone knows anything please let me know.

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