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pleasant

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 26-08-2019

good to have Saskia Butler back narrating again and to find out more about the lives of the former and current elderlings.

good read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-2019

Another good tale in the series with a suprise twist. Only slight comment would be to Aaronovitch to come up with other creative expressions of how the magic works and feels, rather than always relying on endless lists of vestigia. Kobna's narration is perfect for pc grant as usual. Dry and humourous. Onto the next novel!

quite slow and dull with good highlights

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2019

I agree with many of the lower reviews of this book. I'm not sure why it's gotten the outstanding raves it has. It does not compare to other 5 star audible books, whether in the fantasy genre or fiction generally. The author is clearly talented and uses beautiful language. But this tale is so slow, repetitive and lacking in action. The basic elements for a good tale are there and if it were a lot shorter it would probably work alright. Future readers should note this is not really about magic at all.

fantastic fun

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-2019

highly entertaining comedy series. Miranda makes more an engaging and loveable central character. Her whitty commentory on life as a dominatrix is excellent. Through the humour and heart of it all, i feel I've also been educated on possible aspects of sex working today. i was so pleased to discover this confident, female forward tale. It faces human sexual quirks head on and was able to offer a rarely seen represenation of these hard work men and women.

loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-2019

Bought this book recalling only how much I'd enjoyed the previous novels, but in no detail. It was a slow start, but as the story progressed all the reasons why this series is so excellent came back.

darker

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-2019

took a darker turn in this installment than previous novels. not really a pro nor a con, but personally I prefer a bit more light and fun for this particular series.

light fun

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-2019

not earth shattering. bit cheesy and predictable. but overall fun and enjoyablw if you're after some magic, fantasy romance and combat scenes. I'll be listening to the next one.

enjoyable

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-2019

starts off a bit dull and frustrating, but the cleverness and wit picks up as the plot progresses and characters develop.

wow. bleak. characters of true strength

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-03-2019

bleak and intense but draws you in and through the fascinating tale. powerful delving into the earth' s crust and mantle, the forging of diamonds and volcanoes, connects the reader more with our own earth. lastly , refreshingly untraditional stances on sexuality and power, we see women in charge, a main transgender character and fluid sexuality explorations. even in this choked up world, love is love.

good sequel

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-2019

meets standards of first book with plot and characters deepening. excited for the 3rd book.

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