A Wizard Scorned

A Wizard Scorned

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by Patricia White
     
 

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Jane Murdock doesn't believe in magic, wizards, or any other matters arcane, but that doesn't stop her from running afoul of a wizard and feeling the full brunt of the old adage: Hell hath no fury like a wizard scorned. Will, an untried wizard, is only trying to take wizard-order brides back to his home world when he, too, finds trouble can wear a beautiful face. The

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Jane Murdock doesn't believe in magic, wizards, or any other matters arcane, but that doesn't stop her from running afoul of a wizard and feeling the full brunt of the old adage: Hell hath no fury like a wizard scorned. Will, an untried wizard, is only trying to take wizard-order brides back to his home world when he, too, finds trouble can wear a beautiful face. The trouble can be very bad, for him and the brides, especially when the pretty face belongs to the evil, love-struck wizard Cordelia, who has been scorned by unicorn rancher, Max Farrel. Cursed and forced to wander the worlds as a great silvery-eyed cat, Sojourner was once a man and a wizard, but he can never regain his human shape until he finds That Which Was Lost. [Cover art by Dirk A. Wolf]

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Anonymous Reviewer
A Wizard Scorned is written in Ms. White's trademark style, a poetry and mastery of words, movement and emotion, fascinating twists and turns, and a creative imagination that's truly 'out there'. Welcome aboard, readers. It's going to be a wild ride! Very Highly Recommended!
Tom Meyer
A WIZARD SCORNED is a vigorous tale. The story's humans are poignant in their need for a quest, a structure for their lives, a meaningfulness in the midst of a harsh frontier where magic and nature collide, and mere men can be crushed without effort. The wizards are full of frailties and pettiness. They, like the quarrelling gods of Homer's Iliad, set into motion great big wheels of causation, wheels that crush and maim. Hard Shell Word Factory has done it again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000061336
Publisher:
Hard Shell Word Factory
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
565 KB

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Wizard Scorned 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a really good idea and the characters were interesting, but the writing is in bad need of some major re-working. Too many mile long sentences coupled with sentence fragments jar you while you're trying to get into a story. Humongous paragraphs make it hard to get a break.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will keep you reading for hours! I`m no expert but I was reading it over and over again! Infact, by the seventh month, I had finished it twentythree times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a story of an alternate earth where unicorns roam free and Old West men fight with swords instead of guns. It's also a world of wizards and magic, both evil and good. Will, a young wizard, has promised brides to the men of The Great Northwest, but a powerful and evil wizard thwarts his plans. That's when the real fun begins, and we meet Sojourner, a wizard cursed to live out his life as a great black cat. The story twists and turns from there, mounting to its climax. The ending is entirely satisfying, perfect for the situation. This is more a fantasy than a romance, but there is a delightful element of true love woven into the tale. I highly recommend A Wizard Scorned to fantasy lovers, young and old alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has an interesting premise, but the editing is poor. There are several sentence fragments, run on sentences, and bad spelling. Her second book, The GodMother Sanction, is better edited.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All that I can say regarding this book is that it needs polishing...a lot of polishing. There is a seed of a great story here that just never seems to bear out. I'm wondering what ties the reviewers who appeared after the synopsis above had to the author that they all seemed to give such glowing reviews. I wanted very much to like this book, but the stilted grammar, run-on sentences, comma splices, and horrible dialogue of the secondary characters (a kind of cross between hillbilly and complete moron)were almost physicall painful to read. And Jane's (the lead female character)utter contempt for just about everything and unrelenting desire to be self-sufficient cause her to come across not as sympathetic, but as downright mean and annoying. I have a degree in English Literature and, although not an absolute stickler for proper writing and good grammar, found this book to be an affront to my senses. My advice: pass on this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this expecting a fantasy, but it's really a romance novel dressed up in a wizard's robe and pointy hat. It's amusing, and I had fun counting the references to young, sensitive men and cold, distant women.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy entering magical worlds then this is a great one. It is hocus pocus mixed with true love while adding a pinch (giant size) of dry humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this magical book. The characters were entertaining and the plot engrossing. Of course, I'm always a sucker for wizards, unicorns and damsels in distress! If you're looking for something 'deep' this may not be it, but if you want a fun, entertaining read, it's well worth your time.