Wizard For Hire

This story had an interesting premise and the characters were engaging. I especially liked how spunky Stephanie was and how she interacted with Torin. However, I felt like the story wasn't fully fleshed out -- especially with explaining how Stephanie came to Torin's world and the prophecy. Those plot devices seemed exactly that -- everything was too pat. There was no real sense of urgency to their "plight" either, Jolly and Tryst (silly names that made it really hard to take them seriously) were such bumbling fools that it seemed inevitable that Stephanie and Torin would deal with them as easily as they did. Also, the choice that she had to make in the end was not even a choice and cheapened the plot -- not having to choose between worlds only makes sense if your original story gave a good reason for it. That she and Torin seemed all powerful and everything just fell into their lap seems highly unbelievable. Otherwise though, it was a fairly entertaining story. 

Book Blurb for Wizard For Hire

A Wizard For Hire By Barbara Donlon Bradley Stephanie? A legend? Wizards? For real? When she flees down a corridor and finds herself in another world, Stephanie finds all her beliefs in question.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2008 3.00