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by C.J. Cherryh
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 5 years ago
I read this book because it was one of the July/August group reads for the Into the Forest Goodreads group, and a copy was readily available on Bookmooch (where I have an abundance of credits). The intricate writing and atmospheric prose had me thinking it might be one of those books that I was plea...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 6 years ago
So I finished Rusalka all in one sitting Monday night, partly because I was afraid that if I stopped reading, I wouldn’t start again. Rachel Neumeier commented a few days ago that Rusalka was the only CJC book she really didn’t like, and yeah. Not my favorite of hers by far. Cherryh usually walks ...
thomcat rated it 7 years ago
This is a story about a young wizard and a gambler, thrown together and sent on an adventure. They encounter a dead girl and her living elderly father, a wizard in his own right. Descriptions of Mythic Russia include people, places and creatures – including that of the title.From the author's descri...
Devlin Scott
Devlin Scott rated it 8 years ago
If wishes were magic…that’s the premise of this novel. If you’re a powerful magician, your wishes become your magic spells. Your wishes can come true, but there’s a price, a balance that must be created and maintained.In this tale, Ilya, the old malevolent (seeming) wizard, is attempting to bring hi...
target acquired
target acquired rated it 9 years ago
the cover makes it look so grim, yet this is a rather light and pleasant fantasy, most of the time. bad things happen but overall it is an earnest and loveable novel. which made it enjoyable but also unmemorable and somewhat of a disappointment. i was hoping for much darker things. russian mythology...
wealhtheow rated it 13 years ago
In tsarist Russia, a kitchen boy and a playboy are forced on the run. Wounded and with few resources, they escape into the surrounding woods--and there encounter spirits and demons of all varieties. The relationship between the two men is really sweet and contentious; they each like each other a gre...
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