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The Lost Book of Anggird by [Halland, Kyra]
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About the Author

Beginning with the Prydain books by Lloyd Alexander and the Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Leguin, Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. In 1990, as a new stay-at-home mom, she finally decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read. Courageous and complicated heroes, strong, smart, and sweet heroines, magic, romance, adventure, heroism, excursions into the dark corners of life and human nature, and a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. Now she is pleased and excited to share those worlds with readers, and hopes that others will enjoy her worlds and stories and characters as much as she does. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, and two young adult sons. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 343 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G87CWUK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,837,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is exactly the sort of book I love: a well-conceived fantasy world with an intriguing magic system; some great characters who behave in a believable way; a plot that’s driven more by the background and characters than the need for relentless action; and a strong, satisfying romance. Why can’t all fantasy be like this?

Let’s start with the characters. Perarre (no, I don’t know how it’s pronounced) is a woman determined to make a success of her career in a male-dominated world. After a wild phase, she’s settled down to an academic life as a translator of old books, aided by her ability to magically ‘read’ the intent of the author (and haven’t we all read books where we could have used a talent like that?). Roric is the buttoned-up and demanding professor she ends up working for, a man hiding a surprising past. He’s given the task of finding out why the ‘magica’, the tricky to manage magic system, is no longer easy to balance. Something has gone wrong, but finding out what has happened and whether it can be fixed means taking big risks.

As the two investigate, they naturally start to see each other as more than working colleagues. This part of the book is exceptionally well-written, as they circle round each other and gradually set aside their prejudices and inch towards an understanding. The romance builds slowly, right up until the point where they hurtle headlong into a passionate affair. The change felt a little bit abrupt, but given their personalities (Perarre’s wild-child past and Roric’s obsessively constrained behaviour), it was believable and I can go along with it.

From this point onwards, the pace accelerates to become a breathless ride from one end of the country to the other, and back again, multiple times.
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When Perarre Tabrano, a talented translator, gets a chance to work with the eminent Professor Roric Rossony, she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Her task is to translate restricted books that are supposed to help the Professor to understand why the magica has started deteriorating. As she starts Reading the books, she realizes this knowledge may not only endanger her and Professor’s lives, but also threaten the whole of Vorunne Dominion.

At some point Perarre and Roric realize they are in love with each other, and Perarre is terrified for her and Roric’s lives when the most dangerous book of all falls into the Professor’s hands. Their journey, long and perilous, is about to start, and both of them will have to face mortal danger in their search for the truth and in their attempt not to lose each other.

If you are an avid epic fantasy reader, The Lost Book of Anggird is for you. It starts slowly as the author lets us get to know all of the main characters’ traits, and bit by bit the action picks up, and then you know you can’t stop until you get to the very end. It is a very well-written novel, and I’m really happy I had the chance to read it.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 9 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lost Book of Anggird has a little bit of everything and is sure to please. 7 Nov. 2013
By Antonio Simon, Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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No matter the genre you prefer to read, The Lost Book of Anggird has a little bit of everything and is sure to please.

The story opens with Perarre, a young scholar at the university. She has been selected to a cherry of a research assistant position working with the esteemed professor of magic, Roric Rossony. Positions such as these are hard to come by, especially for women, and Perarre intends to advance her career to the fullest. Unfortunately for her, Professor Roric proves to be a difficult employer. He is prissy, aloof, and borderline misogynistic. Perarre at first regrets her being hired for the position, but their cold relationship changes as they come to understand one another, and even love each other.

It is all the better for them that they start to get along so well, because before long Roric finds himself in a load of trouble. After an accident involving magic gleaned from forbidden books, Roric and Perarre are declared enemies of the state, and the kingdom doesn't stop short of sending the army after the two fugitives. It is here that Perarre and Roric's adventure begins in earnest.

The book is an interesting mix of genres. Superficially, it is a fantasy novel -- magic is prevalent and plays an important role in the plot. Dig a little deeper and you'll find it's also an adventure novel -- Perarre and Roric elude the law, all the while searching for answers to why the state of magic in the world is shifting. Look deeper yet and what you have is a romance -- Perarre and Roric are an unlikely couple at first, but they complement each other. Their relationship develops naturally and with good pacing; it feels right and makes for a good read.

The author has done a stellar job at painting for us who Perarre and Roric really are: how they live, their fears and aspirations, the parts of themselves they're ashamed of, and their courage. All these factors help us really empathize with the characters, and to evoke this level of empathy in the reader is no small feat on the part of the author.

Don't miss this one. It's a good read.
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read 20 Jan. 2014
By Tania - Published on Amazon.com
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Perarre knows exactly what she wants and doesn’t plan on letting anything get in her way. That’s how I like my characters, strong and focused. Though I did struggle at first to understand her attraction to Roric. It took me a while to warm up to him, but by the end, he was my favorite. I love it when authors make me care for characters I initially struggled to like.
The tension when both Perarre and Roric were declared enemies of the state was fantastic, and that’ when things started to heat up even more. The pair faced their roll-coaster adventure of searching for the truth and avoiding the law, and that was my favorite aspect of the story. All the underlying information they uncovered. If anything, I wanted more☺
While this is a fantasy romance, in no way does the romance dominate the book, and that’s the way I like my fantasy. The author’s writing is smooth, charming, and easy to follow. While I did find the opening a bit slow, I’d recommend The Lost Book of Anggird to all fantasy fans. You won’t be disappointed, and I’ll definitely be reading more from Kyra Halland. She’s an author to keep an eye on.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! 24 Nov. 2013
By Connie Jacob - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a very compelling book. I was sucked in right at the beginning and had to force myself to put it down to sleep. I really enjoyed the characters and was sad to have it end. A great read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent blend of fantasy and romance 10 Oct. 2014
By Pauline M Ross - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
[Bought from Amazon.co.uk]

This is exactly the sort of book I love: a well-conceived fantasy world with an intriguing magic system; some great characters who behave in a believable way; a plot that’s driven more by the background and characters than the need for relentless action; and a strong, satisfying romance. Why can’t all fantasy be like this?

Let’s start with the characters. Perarre (no, I don’t know how it’s pronounced) is a woman determined to make a success of her career in a male-dominated world. After a wild phase, she’s settled down to an academic life as a translator of old books, aided by her ability to magically ‘read’ the intent of the author (and haven’t we all read books where we could have used a talent like that?). Roric is the buttoned-up and demanding professor she ends up working for, a man hiding a surprising past. He’s given the task of finding out why the ‘magica’, the tricky to manage magic system, is no longer easy to balance. Something has gone wrong, but finding out what has happened and whether it can be fixed means taking big risks.

As the two investigate, they naturally start to see each other as more than working colleagues. This part of the book is exceptionally well-written, as they circle round each other and gradually set aside their prejudices and inch towards an understanding. The romance builds slowly, right up until the point where they hurtle headlong into a passionate affair. The change felt a little bit abrupt, but given their personalities (Perarre’s wild-child past and Roric’s obsessively constrained behaviour), it was believable and I can go along with it.

From this point onwards, the pace accelerates to become a breathless ride from one end of the country to the other, and back again, multiple times. I was quite relieved that later journeys were condensed to ‘After a month of travel…’. Nevertheless, the various locations where the pair end up, whether the sophisticated and political big city, the village or small farming community, the isolated woodsman’s hut or the very different society of the nomadic steppe clans, are beautifully described. I never had any trouble visualising the settings and understanding the prevailing customs.

Both Perarre and Roric have to leave their old ways behind and open their minds to other cultures (quite literally, in fact). I found it fascinating to watch Roric in particular shed the thick shell he’d built to protect himself from hurt, and face up to both his own heritage and a future very different from anything he’d ever envisaged. This is where the rock-solid love between the two is absolutely critical. And yet he never changes his inner self, and never loses his scientific spirit of seeking the truth, regardless of the cost.

There were moments in the second half of the book where I began to feel that the pace was sagging a little, and wondered whether I was being fed a certain amount of filler. But then things would veer sharply off in a completely unexpected direction. I do love it when a book surprises me, and this one has several such moments, much to my delight. The ending is less unexpected, and (to my mind) falls slightly flat, and I wasn’t totally convinced by the oh-so-convenient way the population of the capital city falls into line, but it isn’t a major stumbling block. A very enjoyable read. Highly recommended. Four stars.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intense Plot, wonderful characters 20 April 2014
By ReadersUnite - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
*Minor Spoilers*

The Lost Book of Anggird is a very compelling, high fantasy book with elements of romance. I usually like fantasy, though am not normally fond of romance. However, I found myself drawn to the romance of Perrare and Roric. I liked that the romantic interest started out as intellectual camaraderie; it made the couple more on par, and their relationship grows and develops very well throughout the story, in a fairly satisfying way. I was not quite satisfied by Perrare's sometimes timid dismissal of her own intellect, strength and power, nor her tendency to nod to her husband's "better" knowledge of this and that, when she was often left in the dark about what he was going to do. Since his decisions were not always as wise as hers, I did not quite see why she insisted on timidity.

But the fantastical time period in which they live called for the women to act in certain ways, and she certainly stood out, as compared to other females in the book. It was, perhaps, a more complex dynamic than feeble woman and strong man, though it could be read that way, in some instances. However, the author does a good job revealing the nature of Perrare as anything other than feeble, even though her world, and even her lover, often try to treat her that way. I am a feminist who believes that the choice to be a nurturer, if it is indeed a choice for the woman, is a wonderfully fulfilling choice for certain women, and not all strong female characters forgo that role. It was an interesting choice, and a unique one, compared to a lot of modern heroines. Both characters are dynamic and interesting,and kept me invested in their lives, which makes Halland successful in her romance.

As for the story and plot line, it was intriguing, unique and well paced. Danger, love, anxiety, mystery and journeys were equally paced and well thought out. There were some moments when I thought that the story held moments that seemed unlikely, but it is a fantasy, so I was able to suspend disbelief. And honestly, I was so intrigued by the story that the moments in which certain elements of the magic did not align with my expectations were minor compared to the overall mystery and suspense of the book. I really could not keep from reading chapter after chapter. I cared about the characters, their quest, their life and wanted to know what would happen to them.

There were some minor editorial flaws, some plot points I wanted clarified, etc. but the book is very well written, and the minor flaws do not mask the quality of Halland's story. It is clear to me that Halland has wonderful talent, that she put a lot of thought, care, and time into this story both writing and editing. I loved the professor-teacher dynamic and the intellect and sensitivity of the male lead character, as well as the female lead character.

I liked this book a great deal, and would recommend it as a fast paced, though not short, adult fantasy read.
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