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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I liked all of marion Zimmer Bradley's *.* -light novels a great deal. They provided a neat melding of contemporary interesting people with witchcraft and the occult, with a satisfying amount of plot twists, dramatic details, and a happy ending. Overall a great read. Rather paltry after the mists of avalon, but, heck, anything looks paltry after it.
Published on 25 Nov 1998

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3.0 out of 5 stars Climax Interruptus
Very good atmosphere, but a few too many jokes at the genre's expense that fell flat. The radical empiricist confronted by the paranormal made me, at times, scream "Scully" to myself. But the complete plot collapse at the climax really hurts this book. If her writing is deft in MISTS OF AVALON, a gentle tour director directing the eye towards all the best...
Published on 30 Oct 1998


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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 25 Nov 1998
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This review is from: Ghostlight (Paperback)
I liked all of marion Zimmer Bradley's *.* -light novels a great deal. They provided a neat melding of contemporary interesting people with witchcraft and the occult, with a satisfying amount of plot twists, dramatic details, and a happy ending. Overall a great read. Rather paltry after the mists of avalon, but, heck, anything looks paltry after it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Climax Interruptus, 30 Oct 1998
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Very good atmosphere, but a few too many jokes at the genre's expense that fell flat. The radical empiricist confronted by the paranormal made me, at times, scream "Scully" to myself. But the complete plot collapse at the climax really hurts this book. If her writing is deft in MISTS OF AVALON, a gentle tour director directing the eye towards all the best parts, she stumbles at points here, resorting to some awkward hand waving at points. At any rate, it was entertaining if occasionally annoying.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well, it was.....interesting., 9 Mar 1997
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Yes, it was interesting. The subject matter is exceptionally unique. I've never read about anything like this before. The characters have groovy names - Truth, Light, Julian....etc. However, its not something I would read again and its not something I would reccommend. If you've read Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon, you'll find this book extremely poor in comparison. However, once you get over expecting it to be as phenomenal as Mists..., its an enjoyable story. There are a few too many characters for my taste, and they aren't very developed. Don't buy it; get it from the library.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Magick and mystery - a contemporary fantasy., 13 Dec 1996
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I would have liked this book a lot better if I hadn't read "Mists of Avalon" first. It's good, but not *as* good, if you get my meaning.
The story is engaging, the characters well drawn, but there's something missing. A familiarity with the occult is recommended, but not
absolutely necessary.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Plot gaps you could drive an oil tanker through, 24 Jun 1999
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This book, though an engaging and informed portrayal of life within the occult community, would have benefited from a solid story edit, followed by a thorough copy edit. The protagonist's actions are frequently illogical and convenient. Much of the plot hinges on a book Truth inherits from her father, which her half-brother Julian needs to complete a dark ritual. So where does she hide it? Under her mattress, even though her room has been tossed a couple of times. When she finds a "lost" item in her half-sister's room, she decides it's a dandy hiding place for something else. Or she locks something in her car for safe keeping. Safe deposit box, anyone?
Truth is presented as a powerful psychic, an intelligent and well educated woman. It is disappointing to see her so gullible in personal matters, so lacking in judgement, so devoid of simple logical reasoning powers, and so, well, flakey.
If you're an avid MBZ fan, you are likely to either love this book or be thoroughly exasperated by it. Prepare to suspend disbelief--but not in good way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a definate page turner, 25 May 1999
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What can I say- I loved this book! It was one of those books I just couldn't put down. Marion Zimmer Bradley's detailed descriptions make you feel that you're really there. The characterizations are so deep and realistic, and the plot is a definite page turner. This was the first Bradley novel I had read and it has inspired me to read many more. Though the events of the story are definitly not the kind of thing that tends to happen every day the book portrays them so realisticly that you almost belive that they could. I would make a definite recommendation of this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels or books that are intensly descriptive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars modern occultism portrayed realistically and with brilliance, 20 Jan 1999
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ghostlight was very intriguing and had me enthralled...i hardly could put it down as the author left me guessing and fearing nonstop as the blackburn legacy unfolded upon non-believing truth jourdemayne...a young parapsychologist visits her famous occultist father's mysterious estate to write a biography on his life only to find it inhabited by a frightening assortment of people and haunting happenings...i found it hard to decide if the humans or the happenings were the greater evil...and i decided it probably was the characters...the strange inhabitants had intents to open an ugly portal that they did not fully understand...you will come to fear "the smoothing of the path"...the last 50 pages are gut-wrenching and so beautiful one aches to see it on film...from a modern day witch's point of view,it is nice to read a novel that is so close to the "truth"
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