Mahalia [NOOK Book]

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For years, Mahalia was forced to hide her interest in magic – as a noble lady, she was fit only for marriage. But when a disaster decimated her tribe and destroyed her home, Mahalia took the chance to become something much more: ailahafeeza, protector of her family, and perhaps the only person who could cure her people of a mysterious illness and save them from a long-forgotten enemy...
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Overview

For years, Mahalia was forced to hide her interest in magic – as a noble lady, she was fit only for marriage. But when a disaster decimated her tribe and destroyed her home, Mahalia took the chance to become something much more: ailahafeeza, protector of her family, and perhaps the only person who could cure her people of a mysterious illness and save them from a long-forgotten enemy...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044438033
  • Publisher: Moira Katson
  • Publication date: 6/10/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 20,847
  • File size: 640 KB

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I am an author who lives in the frozen wastes of the midwest, wiling away the cold winter months with tapping away at my laptop. I have been writing just about since I was old enough to hold a pencil, and I am delighted to be bringing my stories to a wider forum!

In my non-writing time, I like to cook, garden, work on my house, drink coffee strong enough to wear away the roof of my mouth, and spend an inordinate amount of time on Pinterest.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book by first-time author Moira Katson

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book by first-time author Moira Katson. I was immediately drawn in by the characters, who all seemed relatable and sympathetic. Mahalia is a young woman about to be married off more or less for political gain, and because it wouldn't be proper for a woman to hold her father's title. She is firmly against this plan, having much more interest in the study of magic - even though she herself is incapable of magic. Those concerns are all put on hold though, when a demon quite literally tears apart her city, killing her parents in the process, and leaves behind an illness that seems to be rooted in magic.

    I appreciated that even the more antagonistic characters are sympathetic in some way. It's hard to dislike Mahalia's fiancee, even if you're on her side, because he's a genuinely nice guy. I found that far more interesting than if he were a cookie cutter anti-love interest. Nasrin is her fiancee's cousin, a woman warrior type I was drawn to as much as Mahalia herself is.

    The whole story is set in a desert society, which I found refreshing in a story that would otherwise be pretty straightforward high fantasy. There's magic and demons and political alliances, as well as both familial and romantic entanglements, and if that's your cup of tea (as it is mine) then this is definitely a book worth reading.

    There are a few different action/mystery plotlines going on, on top of the personal relationships, and I think some of the more intriguing plot lines about the origins of magic are left for the next book. But I was happy with the ending, and I look forward to seeing where the characters end up next

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Wow

    If this is a first time author and she writes like an old time pro, then Im a fan and look forward to her 2nd, 3rd, 4th....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Plot was ok but should warn has lesbian main character

    There should have been prior warning that the main character was lesbian.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Not The Best

    Overall the story was a bit difficult to get into, but the character development was good and the story eventually gained momentum. There was an odd character development at the end that seemed unnecessary and forced, but is most likely needed for the sequel. Prefer her other books, but overall enjoy the strong women she writes about.

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  • Posted October 30, 2013

    moira katson's writing draws me in. i love her characters and de

    moira katson's writing draws me in. i love her characters and desciptiveness. she brings me into her worlds with ease. i am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series!!

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