A Tapestry of Spells

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A Tapestry of Spells

A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms

I almost invariably enjoy Lynn Kurland's stories, and this one is no exception. Although, it should be noted that this book is not a sequel to Morgan and Miach's stories as much I wished this to be a continuation of Morgan and Miach's adventures. Even so, Ruith and Sarah captured my interest from the very first page. Whereas Morgan and Miach were looking at the problem of Gair and his well from a view that was almost bird's-eye in scope at times, Ruith and Sarah's different take on the situation is nearer and more intimate at times. For it may be interesting to turn into dragons and hurl around fireballs, but life from the view of a more mundane person can be more intriguing. Morgan and Miach had kingdoms to save and wells of evil to contain, Ruith and Sarah just need to face their innermost fears. Ruith's inner demons were much better articulated than Miach's and thus makes him a more personable character. I really enjoyed seeing him struggle with who he was, the magic he had, his past, falling in love all the while, and trying not to die in the process. I did wish that Sarah had more story time, because I desperately want to know more about her life before she embarked upon this adventure and why she is what she is.

Lynn Kurland's time travel series might occupy a favored place on my shelves, but I think she truly shines in the Nine Kingdom books. I am beside myself with anticipation of the next book -- it's going to be a long and agonizing wait.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2009 5.00