The source of the world’s magic has gone mad...
To Faia Rissedote’s dismay, the use of magic in
Arhel has gotten out of control, and even people who
could never use magic before are suddenly building
castles in the air. Unneeded, unwanted, Faia discovers
facts about herself and her past she never suspected.
But when Arhel’s magic dies and civilization is thrown
back to a way of life no one remembers how to manage,
Faia sets out to find the truth and fix the problem...
And discovers that love cannot be captured, only given;
that history lies; and, that the lies history tells hide
truths that always come back to hunt the people who
|Series:||Arhel , #3|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
For ten years.
She paid off her student loan the same year she got her first three-book contract, and...well...she’s been writing for her supper ever since.
Thirty-some novels and more than a million books in print, a bunch of writing courses, short stories, and poetry, and one perpetually unfinished screenplay later, she’s now made the leap from commercial publishing to publishing herself.
You can find her at HollyLisle.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I devoured this series in just a few days. Holly Lisle writes very imaginative cultures and compelling characters, but I especially love how she incorporated dragons (not a spoiler - look at the cover) into this story. The plot twisted and turned most satisfyingly - just when you think you know who someone is and what relationships, you're surprised again.
If you love dragons, magic, and adventure read this book!
'Mind of the Magic' starts out quickly with a small conflict, then another, and again another, leading us toward the central story. Then things slow, or seem to, but one of those early bits of conflict quietly holds in place. It keeps reminding us that there's more happening under the surface, that something bigger is lurking, waiting for Faia to become complacent. As in the previous 'Arhel' books, Holly's style is very clean. She never allows the story to lose focus. We learn what we need to about the characters and the world, but never to the point where gaining this knowledge pulls us from the meat of the story. I became a zombie reading 'Mind of the Magic.' In fact, in 4 days I read this and 'Fire in the Mist,' finishing them in two sittings each. For me, the real gem of this story is the conflict between the Servants and Faia's party. Such horrid, repulsive men, hiding their thieving and murdering behind a mask of Holy self-righteousness. This is followed closely by Faia's visions from within the emeshest, seeing the futility of what she'd done.