am 22. Februar 2008
"The quest for the stolen chalice is just a sham - an excuse to get rid of Tevi, and save her family further embarrassment. She finds the outside world a dangerous and confusing place, especially once her arrival triggers a chain of events she has no control over. Monsters, sorcerers and dangerous journeys all await her. If this isn't enough, Tevi will have to overcome her own inner demons and figure out exactly what she wants from life.
Jemeryl has her future planned out. A future that will, hopefully, involve the minimum contact with ordinary folk who do not understand sorcerers. Her ambition lies with the Coven and the study of magic. She dreams only of the day when she will have completed her studies and be able to return to the sanctuary of Lyremouth, with her books and her research. It is all very straightforward - until she meets Tevi."
Das Buch liest sich wunderbar flüssig und zieht einen förmlich in die Story hinein.
Alle Charaktere, nicht nur Tevi und Jem, sind durch und durch lebendig, man leidet mit ihnen mit, freut sich mit ihnen, lebt mit ihnen: Einfach wundervoll geschrieben!
Ich konnte das Buch kaum aus der Hand legen und brenne darauf, das nächste anzufangen!
am 30. September 2009
This book (the first in the Lyremouth Chronicles) made a fascinating read. Even while I was sometimes wondering about the book's story line I would not put it away. All the characters, the setting and things happening are so plastic it made me virtually see them in front of me. This is a definite must read for people who love fantasy. The author's ability at creating worlds is excellent and she describes things in great detail. The romance between the two main characters only begins towards the end of this book and is taking shape in the next.