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The Spirit Lens - Carol Berg
The Spirit Lens
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3.45 100
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451463111 (0451463110)
Publisher: Roc Trade
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Collegia Magica (#1)
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wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
In this fantasy Renaissance kingdom, magic falters as scientific discoveries begin to be made. Portier's only dream was to be a sorcerer, but although he can sense magic he cannot perform it himself. Instead, he becomes the magical college's librarian. After long years spent among dusty books, he...
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USS Cecily: A Paper Ship rated it
3.0 The Spirit Lens: A Novel of the Collegia Magica
I think this book would have been better or me if I had liked the narrator. The mystery elements, the fantasy, and all other elements of genre fiction were all stellar, I just could not get into Portier's narrative. I came across this book by way of an internet friend who swears by the series and I ...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
I feel a little weird about giving this book (and its sequel) 5 stars, because they are not, and do not aim to be, Great Literature. This book certainly does not have the depth and layers of Eco's 'The Name of the Rose,' although it shares a similar atmosphere. However, for sheer entertainment valu...
drey's library
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3.0 The Spirit Lens (Collegia Magica Series #1)
In Carol Berg's latest fantasy, it's magic vs. science, with the latter coming into popularity in the kingdom of Sabria. When this results in magicians' attempt to assassinate Sabria's King Philippe, he enlists the help of his very-distant cousin to uncover the traitors, and to determine if his wife...
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