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Mixed views but an entertaining read
on 18 September 2012
I got this book for my daughters who are ten and interested in witches, magic, vampires and the usual 'Twilight' type fantasy world that is currently so in vogue. I think the book is more suited to a teen / young adult audience as the story is quite action packed and complex in places....one of my daughters has read the book and she really enjoyed it although I don't think she really fully understood it.
The story is set in Tudor England although I did cringe a few times at the disparities so clearly evident between what is fiction giving an illusion of history, but for all that it is an engaging read which follows an interesting character through life, loss and love with magic and mystery in the mix.
Well written, fast paced and certainly not dull, I can imagine this will be a popular series of books.