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The Midnight Queen - Sylvia Izzo Hunter
The Midnight Queen
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In the hallowed halls of Oxford’s Merlin College, the most talented—and highest born—sons of the Kingdom of Britain are taught the intricacies of magickal theory. But what dazzles can also destroy, as Gray Marshall is about to discover…   Gray’s deep talent for magick has won him a place at... show more
In the hallowed halls of Oxford’s Merlin College, the most talented—and highest born—sons of the Kingdom of Britain are taught the intricacies of magickal theory. But what dazzles can also destroy, as Gray Marshall is about to discover…   Gray’s deep talent for magick has won him a place at Merlin College. But when he accompanies four fellow students on a mysterious midnight errand that ends in disaster and death, he is sent away in disgrace—and without a trace of his power. He must spend the summer under the watchful eye of his domineering professor, Appius Callender, working in the gardens of Callender’s country estate and hoping to recover his abilities. And it is there, toiling away on a summer afternoon, that he meets the professor’s daughter.   Even though she has no talent of her own, Sophie Callender longs to be educated in the lore of magick. Her father has kept her isolated at the estate and forbidden her interest; everyone knows that teaching arcane magickal theory to women is the height of impropriety. But against her father’s wishes, Sophie has studied his ancient volumes on the subject. And in the tall, stammering, yet oddly charming Gray, she finally finds someone who encourages her interest and awakens new ideas and feelings.   Sophie and Gray’s meeting touches off a series of events that begins to unravel secrets about each of them. And after the king’s closest advisor pays the professor a closed-door visit, they begin to wonder if what Gray witnessed in Oxford might be even more sinister than it seemed. They are determined to find out, no matter the cost…  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425272459 (0425272451)
Publisher: Ace Trade
Pages no: 417
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
3.5 The Midnight Queen
Imagine a spin on a Cinderella type fairy tale, mashed up with the Magic of Merlin, the mythology of Greece, Norse and the Romans with a gratuitous nod to Christianity and Judaism, set in an alternate UK/France and you'd have a good idea of The Midnight Queen. I'm pretty sure this is meant to be a...
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Nefelibata's Blog rated it
5.0 The Midnight Queen
Wow...This book… I am completely and utterly blown away by what I have just read. It was so unique and refreshing. This book was so lovingly written that I'm going to have to reread it to fully appreciate it.
The Book Junkie
The Book Junkie rated it
3.0 The Midnight Queen (A Noctis Magicae Novel)
This is Sylvia Izzo Hunter's debut fantasy novel. While it isn't a fast-paced story, I still enjoyed it. It takes place in Britain but in an alternate history where there is magic, romance, and a treasonous plot to kill a very important person. Sophie is the main character, a young woman who wants...
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 The Midnight Queen
In an alternate England there is a story about a Queen who escaped from the clutches of King Henry XII at midnight with her baby daughter, the Princess in tow. The Queen was never seen again...Meanwhile, at Oxford's Merlin College for those that are magically inclined, student Gray Marshall finds ...
Shelf Reflection
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0.0 The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter
(Description nicked from B&N.com.) “Gray’s deep talent for magick has won him a place at Merlin College. But when he accompanies four fellow students on a mysterious midnight errand that ends in disaster and death, he is sent away in disgrace—and without a trace of his power. He must spend the sum...
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