The Magicians and Mrs. Quent
Publish date: July 29th 2008
Pages no: 498
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
Series: Mrs. Quent (#1)
I have had this on my to-read list for years. The description was very enticing. And then someone actually gifted me the book and I couldn't get over the god-awful, cheesy cover enough to give it a go. But then I found myself in a desperate situation and decided to give it a try. I was, at the s...
"What if there was a fantastical cause underlying the social constraints and limited choices confronting a heroine in a novel by Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte? Galen Beckett began writing The Magicians & Mrs Quent to answer that question." That's what the About the Author section at the end of th...
Rating: 2* of fiveIcky, sappy, treacly romantic claptrap.Alternative history? Not really. Romance novel with fantasy trappings? Not really. What, then, is this little marvy?This is what would've happened if Fanny Trollope had lived in the 21st century. That, mes amis, Ain't Good At All.
A sort-of alternate history fantasy, set in a sort-of Regency England. Had nice moments and worldbuilding, but I struggled to understand certain motivations, and the main romance of the book didn’t quite work for me (I need more than just vague echoes of Jane Eyre to convince me two people are meant...
Found this one a little odd to start with. I expected a fantasy novel and got. . .Jane Austen with fantasy elements. I spent the first third of the book just trying to figure out what the heck I was reading. . .the second third caught up in the gothic mystery, and settled back to enjoy the final thi...
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