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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2005

    I couldn't put it down...outstanding fantasy novel!!

    Just when I thought that I couldn't find anymore unicorn novels, I pass by and find this one. This book is wonderful! Non-stop action, suspense and romance from the beginning all the way to the very last page. After I was done I wish I could be like Meg: warrior maiden, fierce and passionate. I really hope the author will create another unicorn book. This is a must read!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2005

    Stolen Magic

    Stripping a fellow Guardian of their magic is a terrible thing, but Simon, Earl of Falconer, knows it to be necessary in the case of Lord Drayton, a man guilty of terrible crimes against the Order. When Simon pronounces judgement and sentence on Drayton, he notices the man's supernatural calm over the matter. Only too late does he realize what is happening, and by then, he has been transformed into a unicorn. He flees, but Drayton sends his men after Simon. Since the only way to catch a unicorn is with a virgin, coerce the only one they can find, the plain, half witted Meg into being bait. Something about the unicorn touches Meg's fuzzy mind and heart. She helps it escape, and goes with Simon. When a drop of her blood and his mingle, Simon is freed, and is able to free her from the spell that cloaked her beauty, magic, and intelligence. For ten years, Meg has been locked in thrall to Drayton, with no memory. Now, she is free, and Simon wants to see the girl come into her own for Meg could be the most powerful Guardian ever. Yet, despite their freedom, mental chains still bind Meg to Drayton, threatening to pull her into the darkness again, and one moment of anger could turn Simon back into a beast. Though Meg can free him, and he can free her, since the spells might reactivate at any moment, they are forced into a marriage. This wouldn't be terrible if the key to Meg's power to help Simon didn't lie in her virginity. Until Drayton is stopped, neither can be free and the love they have begun to feel is something to be held at arm's length. ................... ***** Very few books that are different ever come along these days. This one is one of the very few, and is easily Ms. Putney's best book to date. For many reasons, Simon is a most unusual hero, a true white knight in direct contrast to Drayton, one of the most evil villains ever created. The way the author manages to emphasize the value of chastity, yet retain a sensual quality to the book is another mark of distinction that others would do well to copy. *****

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    terrific romantic fantasy

    In 1748 England, the Guardian Council Chief Enforcer of the use of magic, Earl Simon Malmain travels to the castle of Lord Drayton to charge him with using his mage skills to abet the Jacobytes. Drayton remains relaxed considering who is unwanted guest is and coolly changes his foe into a unicorn; only a virgin can convert Simon back into a human. The evil magician boasts that having a unicorn will make him the most powerful person ever on the planet. However, Simon escapes from the castle though he remains in his mythological form. --- Simon the unicorn meets Drayton¿s servant ¿Mad Meggie¿, who is a virgin with a special skill with animals. She frees him from the spell and in turn he liberates her from an enchantment that left her under Drayton¿s control. They partner in an effort to stop Drayton, who wants to halt the Industrial Age from replacing the enlightened magical era. --- This is a terrific romantic fantasy that uses mid eighteenth century England as a backdrop to anchor the magical elements so that the audience believes in spells, unicorns, and the battle of the mages. The story line is action-packed yet insures the key three characters appear fully developed. The romantic subplot between Meg and Simon accentuate a fabulous tale that will send enchanted readers seeking A KISS OF FATE. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Heavy in magic

    Heavy in magic and romance but lite on the sex. Good character build up and setting. This is the first I've read by this author and I think I'll get some more.

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    I also enjoyed reading this sample of Stolen Magic by Mary Jo Pu

    I also enjoyed reading this sample of Stolen Magic by Mary Jo Putney

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    good read

    Putney writes historical paranormal romance like no other. This is the sequel to Kiss of Fate. Easy and enjoyable.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    EXCELLENT!!!

    ONE OF MY FAVORITES. VERY EXCITING AND SUSPENSEFUL. I NOW DREAM OF A UNICORNS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2006

    Thrilling Page Turner

    This book was thoroughly captivating and was enjoyable on many accounts. The characters are amiable and the villain is one that all can hate. While some aspects are predictable, there is a huge amount of suspense that keeps the reader yearning for more. A great book to add to the fantasy shelf.

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