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by Sarah Monette

Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy

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The third book in Monette's startlingly original series picks up where the second left off. As usual, Felix and Mildmay are fascinating characters -- their points of view are distinct and compelling. The plot, while a bit confusing, is well-constructed, and the shape of the story is complete while leaving a number of tantalizing ends dangling for the next book.

Felix and his half-brother Mildmay have returned to Melusine
and residence in the Mirador. Also in residence is the mysterious Mehitabel Parr, a sometimes-lover of Mildmay and a spy for the Bastion, a rival school of wizardry that wants to destroy the Mirador and all it stands for.

Mildmay and Felix find they're caught up in a maelstrom of political intrigue -- one that will change their
lives forever. (Ace, Aug., 432 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs

Publisher: Ace

Published: August 2007

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