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House of Shadows - Rachel Neumeier
House of Shadows
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Orphaned, two sisters are left to find their own way. Sweet and proper, Karah's future seems secure at a glamorous Flower House. She could be pampered for the rest of her life... if she agrees to play their game.Nemienne, neither sweet nor proper, has fewer choices. Left with no alternative, she... show more
Orphaned, two sisters are left to find their own way. Sweet and proper, Karah's future seems secure at a glamorous Flower House. She could be pampered for the rest of her life... if she agrees to play their game.Nemienne, neither sweet nor proper, has fewer choices. Left with no alternative, she accepts a mysterious mage's offer of an apprenticeship. Agreeing means a home and survival, but can Nemienne trust the mage? With the arrival of a foreign bard into the quiet city, dangerous secrets are unearthed, and both sisters find themselves at the center of a plot that threatens not only to upset their newly found lives, but also to destroy their kingdom.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316072779 (031607277X)
ASIN: 031607277X
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 House of Shadows
And Rachel Neumeier’s House of Shadows is so lovely. Not one for every reader, certainly, but great if you’re the type of person who enjoys slow character development, understated romance, and truly lovely descriptions. Which I do. And I like the fact that it’s not a fairy tale retelling, and yet ha...
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rating: 3.5
Ageless Pages Reviews
Ageless Pages Reviews rated it
3.0
3.75 out of 5There's a lot to like about this - the world, the culture, the various aspects of magic - but there is also a lot that bothered me as I read. The characters are a mixed bag: some are wonderfully complex, and others had me considering renaming the Mary Sue trope after them specifically (...
Heartless Lyn @ Great Imaginations
Heartless Lyn @ Great Imaginations rated it
2.0
Read along with Jessie!House of Shadows wasn't a terrible book. Neumeier wove together her plotlines with a cleaver hand, and some of her female characters broke the fantasy mould and contributed to the storyline instead of simply standing back to allow more room and action for their male counterpa...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
Despite the novel's sort of sing-song, fairy tale opening -- In a city of grey stone and mist, between the steep rain-swept mountains and the sea, there lived a merchant with his eight daughters. -- the book settles quickly into a focused fantasy novel, following two of the eight orphaned daughters....
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