Across the Great Barrier
From New York Times #1 bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede, the second in the series of magic on the western frontier.Eff is riding west, away from the safety of the frontier city she's always known.... Eff could be a powerful magician if she wanted to. Except she's not sure she wants that... show more
From New York Times #1 bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede, the second in the series of magic on the western frontier.Eff is riding west, away from the safety of the frontier city she's always known.... Eff could be a powerful magician if she wanted to. Except she's not sure she wants that kind of responsibility. Everyone keeps waiting for her to do something amazing--or to fail in a spectacular way. Worse, her twin brother, Lan, a powerful double seventh son, is jealous of all the attention she's been getting. Even as Eff protests that she's just an ordinary girl, she's asked to travel past the Barrier Spell with one of the new professors at her father's school. The land west of the Barrier is full of dangers, both magical and wild. Eff will need to use all her strength--magical and otherwise--to come safely back home. With wit, magic, and a touch of good pioneer sense, Patricia C. Wrede once again weaves a fantastic tale of the very wild west.
Publish date: August 1st 2011
Pages no: 339
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Alternate History
Series: Frontier Magic (#2)
I wasn't a huge fan of The Thirteenth Child, but it was an easy and interesting enough read. I hoped the sequel would improve upon the first and really find its voice (which was also a point of the first that I felt was lacking), but it didn't. It did accomplish one thing for me though, I've decided...
Such a treat to go straight from THIRTEENTH CHILD to this book, though now the wait for THE FAR WEST seems cruel and unusual. Wrede does a brilliant job further developing Eff and her loveable supporting characters, and I particularly liked the tone of self-discover that continues to run deep and w...
I was rather disappointed in this installment of the Frontier Magic series. The Rothmer's live in the middle of the United States sometime after the Civil War but before people started moving west. There is a magical barrier that protects the settlers from the magical and non-magical creatures tha...
Enjoyable. Slow moving in parts. Very excited to read the next installment.
3 - 3.5 starsExcellent sequel/ middle story. Forward movement for Eff's character. She is growing up, deciding what she wants to do with her life, learning what she wants out of a relationship, continues to work on overcoming her low self-esteem and difficulties with magic. (Given how crucial those ...