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The Spirit Lens (Collegia Magica Series #1)

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

    Very well written...

    Berg has an artistry to her writing that draws you in and envelopes you in her characters and their world... as pleasurable and succulent as an expensive meal served with a fine wine... a writer's writer...

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The Spirit Lens--more fabulous characters from Carol Berg.

    Once again, Carol Berg has created a world with believable magical and political systems and wonderful characters. Though some of the "secrets" are obvious or predictable, her characters always have depth that easily overcomes any shortcomings, and her writing is compelling. I was torn between reading it all as quickly as possible and slowing down to allow myself to savor every sentence. Well done! When's the next one coming?

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  • Posted November 22, 2009

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    This is a super opening to what looks like a great alternate Renaissance fantasy

    The world of sorcery and magic may be coming to an end as increasingly historians and philosophers as well as King Philippe of Sabria turn to natural science for answers. When the ruler begins to close the collegia magica, the faculty and staff picture a threat to their lucrative way of life. Many of the mages believe assassinating the monarch will end this nonsense.

    Portier de Savin-Duplais has failed at everything he has attempted including flunking out as a magic student. He gets by with cheap tricks and illusions as he knows he cannot charm a flea to live on a dog; instead he is a low life curator at the last collegia magica in Sabria. However, a despondent Portia battling depression is stunned when his cousin a zillion or so blood lines apart, King Philippe assigns him with the investigation into what the monarch thinks is a plot to murder him. Portier is euphoric as he feels his greatness will be fulfilled although his companions Ilario the chevalier and Dante the rogue sorcerer seem to keep tearing down his superego.

    This is a super opening to what looks like a great alternate Renaissance fantasy. The cast is strong regardless of their significance, but especially the lead protagonist who seems like he suffers from Bipolar disorder and his zany companions. Fans will appreciate this strong beginning as science and sorcery collide when three undercover agents investigate the divine and unholy collision of murder, magic, and physics.

    Harriet Klausner

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    Posted February 11, 2012

    A girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Another Fine Story from Carol Berg

    As always, Carol Berg delivers a strong, original story

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