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PAOLA is a 25-year old teacher, blogger, and lifelong bibliophile. She lives in Las Vegas, NV with her husband and an extremely enthusiastic rat terrier. Among her favorite authors are Robin McKinley, Kate Morton, Garth Nix, Lisa See, Philip Pullman, and Neil Gaiman. Paola cultivates bad habits such as reading in bed, reading while eating, and reading while walking. Please be aware that she has declared war against love triangles and has vowed to eradicate them from the face of the Earth, with very few, very exceptional exceptions. Good books have been known to leave her a shameless, weeping mess for days afterward.

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  1. Mel@thedailyprophecy
    [email protected] June 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm | | Reply

    This review made me add this book after the first 7 sentences. You describe things I always look for in books, especially the strong heroine! I really like complex fantasy worlds. It’s such an important aspect for me. Great review and I’m definitely going to keep an eye on this one! :)

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  2. Charlene
    Charlene June 13, 2013 at 11:53 pm | | Reply

    Oh this sounds really good! Soon I’m going to have to blame you for my incredibly long TBR list! :) I love great fantasy and strong heroines, so I think I will enjoy this. Great review!

  3. Anahera
    Anahera June 14, 2013 at 8:31 pm | | Reply

    Did someone say fantasy AND a murder mystery AND a strong female heroine?! I am so sold!

  4. Estara Swanberg
    Estara Swanberg June 16, 2013 at 1:30 am | | Reply

    Have you read Champion of the Rose and Stained Glass Monsters yet? They have the same complexity but a lot less neologisms I thought. I really want a prequel and a sequel to this one – the prequel to show how Ash lived with Genevieve and created the Huntsmen and the sequel… either with Ash in her new country, or following that displaced mage family girl as she reclaims her birthright… or both… or whatever happens to the King and Kiri or all three ^^.

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