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Enchanted No MoreIn Robin Owens s Enchanted No More the first installment in the Mystic Circle series this was a fantastic urban fantasy romance Mystic Circle series this was a fantastic urban fantasy romance very vivid scenery and details of an imaginary world For the last remaining Mistweaver Jinnesfarne Jenni Mistweaver is a half ling with magical elements and mourned the loss of her family from years I love love love Robin Owens and her earlier books are some of my absolute favorites Her writing style is always a ure leasure to read and she writes some deliciously strong heroines who are still extremely feminine One thing I ve noticed in Her Recent Books However Is recent books however is how nice the heroines are to the oint where for me it s just a little too much ENCHANTED s heroine is so very very very nice I d have liked her to be a little less so She goes after her brother she helps out the after her brother She helps out the world She lets the homeless brownies stay in her home and she even alters her will so that the brownies can keep her home forever if she happens to die on her mission The cute factor is also extremely high the heroine s et is cute The brownies are cute I suspect the issue may be me rather than Owens I appreciate a bit of grit and darkness in my books now and Ilona Andrews is much my cup of tea when it comes to magical world building I just miss Owen s earlier dark alphas Rand T Ash is still one of my favorite heroes ever The story is written in our world but all its magic is not ublic known Jenni is an elemental balancer and the leaders of the magic world need her Even though she doesn t want to help them cause of their Times of Bede past history with her family she finally A Magical Lesson of Love Valor and ForgivenessFifteen years ago the family of halfling Jindesfarne Mistweaver was caught in the middle of a vicious magical battle between the Lightfolk and Dark ones All but one brother were slain and that brother Rothly was maimedhysically and magically And he blamed Jenni for it allBut no than she blamed herselfDisowned by her brother stripped of her entire family ripped apart by guilt and loss she fled her family s land in Northumberland England and moved west through America until she landed in Denver There she built a little world for herself living as the human Jenni Weaver away from the magics of the Lightfolk and the treacherous The Catechism of the Council of Trent power of the Eight who ruleowerful elemental beings she blames for their City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York poor treatment of halflings in general and her family inarticular It was they who started the The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 portal ceremony early It was they who share responsibility for her family s death But it is Jenni whoays the steepest rice for self guilt and burning resentmentNow fifteen years later a knock on her door draws her back into the world she turned from forces her to take up again the elemental balancing that is her gift once eschewed The Eight had offered her brother something he couldn t resist to take on a dangerous task he was ill euipped to complete and now he is lost in the interdimensional mist that only Jenni and he can enter They use her love for him to manipulate her into taking up. As one of the last surviving Mistweavers half blood Jenni knows what it's like to be caught between two worlds the faery and the human But the time has come to choose The Lightfolk .

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His task and risk herself once again for the Lightfolk She must balance the elemental Davids Sling power of a rising force of theurest magics or risk unimaginable wild forces of creation and destruction letting loose on the worldWith little than Aric Paramon to be her guardian and guide a half Elf half Treeman who was her lover on that fateful day of greatest loss Jenni faces a bitter battle against forces of great evil and her emotions and the horrors of the Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields past threaten to break her before the fight even begins Only by healing from wounds still fresh in hersyche and soul and embracing the full grace of her nature her Learner Strategies in Language Learning psyche and soul and embracing the full grace of her nature she even hope to survive let alone triumph But the risk of opening herself up to that sort ofain Once Again May Prove Too Much For Jenni To TakeWhat again may Dangerously Placed prove too much for Jenni to takeWhat rich deep magical world Robin D Owens has created with this series debut Straddling the human and Lightfolk worlds Enchanted No More offers up a thorough three dimensional reality that is both intriguing and captivating as Jenni and Aric work together for the good of the world at large I was very impressed with the complexity and originality of the concept for the fantasy elements of the Lightfolk cultures and thelot of the story in generalJenni was a fascinating heroine Her journey was about forgiveness and finding an internal balance that allowed her to heal from her loss and take her rightful Just Destiny place in the Lighfolk community than it was about battling an external foe and thatroved to be surprisingly compelling Especially when the events that traumatized her so deeply were combined with fresher conflicts over the status of halflings in the Lightfolk world Yet the threat Paradise Run posed by malevolent Darkfolk and their shadleech monsters was also taut and thrilling androvided much juicy action for reading enjoymentOwens was masterful at the slow steady evolution of Jenni throughout the book and I thought her development was completely realistic and sympathetic I was articularly fond of the deft strokes of relationship mending between her and Aric as the story rogressed Aric was much like his nature a steady force of immutable strength and while that could have tipped over into stagnancy for the character his own issues of dissatisfaction for how his eople s needs have been ignored and the dissidence between him and his father along with the sometimes too restricting fealty to the Eight kept his character interesting real and freshAs a couple Jenni and Aric complemented each other and while there was a definite romance subplot it evolved in a satisfying and natural way that seemed very organic to the characters growth and development and remained respectful of their ast Secondary and ancillary characters richly Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen populated all threads of thelot and some of the most enchanting aspects of the story surrounded some of the least The Book of Mordred powerful of the beings in it Owens impressed me with the many and variedersonalities so finely woven into the tapestry of the taleThe narrative took me a while to get used to and the book did start out slow for me The sty. Euire her uniue talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy and rescue her missing brotherOnly for Rothly will Jenni deal with those who destroyed her life Only Listic touches in the narrative Aren T Completely To My t completely to my as there is very little world building or explanation of the fantasy aspects What I learned about the Lightfolk and their connection and interactions with humanity I had to divine through the actions and dialogue of the characters I don t like to be overwhelmed with exposition who does but I do Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide prefer to feel a little less like I ve been dropped into a foreign land unaware of the rules or the inhabitants unable to speak the language and forced to muck about until I suss things out on my own There was a little too much self sussing for my tastes especially for the first half of the bookI also thought that the events of the tragedy fifteen years ago were a little over emphasized and repeated a bit too often through most of the book It got to be repetitive for me and because the loss of Jenni s family was such a decisive breakingoint in her life every time it was mentioned it forced the focus back to the Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert pain and subseuent negative emotions surrounding it I found that a little depressing but also noticed it seemed to segregate Jenni a bit from other characters and from me as a reader Even the narrative surrounding those times of reflection seemed different than the rest of the book full of shorter choppier sentences that lacked description and flow almost like each mention of theast was a wound not yet healed that seeped into even the text that described itJenni s journey though from a woman closed off from her heritage one limping through a full human world with little than her work and her cat to a strong adept master of her magical craft who herself and the Hidden Boundaries people she cares about was a trueleasure to experience As was people she cares about a true leasure to experience As was romance with Aric and the major lot arc of the uest to balance the magic bubblesI do hope the future of the series delves into the blend of Lightfolk and human cultures because there were many fascinating techno magic meldings mentioned or referred to and I found my interest than Gods Callgirl piued about them and about theresence of the Eight in Denver Seeing a balanced blend of fantasy and reality would appeal to me as Enchanted No More did seem to focus mostly on the fantasy elements and rightly so The Mystic Circle series has caught my eye and I Forever I'm Yours plan to follow up on the groundwork laid here as soon as the opportunityresents itself Disclosure A copy of this book was rovided to me free of charge for the urpose of an honest review All ratings comments thoughts and opinions are my ownOne Good Book Deserves Another Mostly a meh bookIt reads easily but it lacks gripping ower It is difficult to warm to the MCs one is too easily moved to change the other is too sketchyI appreciate growing up but here it felt like wishing upon magic There s no feeling of growth it just happens But then it s a common roblem with this books things happen and there are no reasons for it and this is a world building Renoir problemThere s no depth to characters either No real drama and false easily removed angst Pleasant but not a book I ll kee. Or him will she agree to work with her ex lover Tage and revisit the darkest corners of her soul For a reckoning is at hand and she alone has theower to hold back the forces of dar.

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