Thursday, 20 November 2008

Magic Lost, Trouble Found

Magic Lost, Trouble Found Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
A nice piece of work, with standard fantasy tropes (elves, goblins, magic, a sinister High Priestish guy, a magical McGuffin) used skillfully to create a story that goes well beyond the usual boring, repetitive genre fantasy.

I liked the main character (who's also the narrator), who's in the popular Kickass Heroine mold but definitely not a Mary Sue. She struggles and suffers but never abandons her friends or her principles for any reason.

The other characters could be told apart from each other easily (not always the case in fantasy), and the setting is evocative and interesting.

I'm looking forward to more.

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Lisa Shearin said...

Hi Mike,

I'm so glad you enjoyed Magic Lost, Trouble Found! Thank you for your kind and generous review. Armed & Magical is the next book in the series and essentially picks up where MLTF left off. The Trouble with Demons (aka Book 3) will be out in April. I'm writing the fourth book now.

Again, thank you for your lovely review!

Take care,

Mike Reeves-McMillan said...

My pleasure, Lisa. I will track down Armed & Magical as soon as may be.