Image of Enchanted No More (Mystic Circle)


Image of Enchanted No More (Mystic Circle)

This book is full of two-dimensional characters who feel like nothing more than a series of game pieces being moved about a board — Jenni never feels quite real, her conflict with the faery folk feels contrived and the villains seem to be there for no reason other than to cause her angst. In addition, Owens’ general use of skin color and relative attractiveness to divide the faery folk between allies and enemies was a bit troubling to this reviewer.

After losing nearly her entire family to an attack during a magical ritual, Jenni Mistweaver has spent the last 15 years living and working among humans. Then a dwarf appears on her doorstep and she finds herself pulled back in, despite her best intentions. Her brother, Rothly, is missing and it is only for his sake that Jenni agrees to take on the task set out for her by the faery folk. Accompanied by her ex-lover Aric, Jenni finds herself fighting for her very soul, both against the forces of evil and the guilt she still feels over her family’s death. (LUNA, Jan., 427 pp., $14.95)
Reviewed by: 
Natalie A. Luhrs