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Bantam, May 2004, 6.99, 414 pp.
ISBN: 0553587064

Paige Winterbourne has spent much of her twenty-threes years of life in trouble with the Elders who felt her defiant ways made her unfit to succeed her highly regarded mother as head of the American Coven of Witches. However, nine months ago, the Elders and Paige no longer had time when her mother was murdered. Paige “adopted” a young teen witch Savannah Levine who also saw her mom die. Conversely Savannah's dad, the powerful sorcerer Kristof Nash, wants his child who he ignored for years as he recognizes the evil potential.

Besides the common thread of mourning their losses, Paige knows that Kristof dabbles in malevolence and will use his offspring in the dispute against witches and others. Kristof will do anything to obtain control of this “weapon” including murder and framing Paige as the culprit. Her best hope to stop Kristof is attorney Lucas Cortez who is a sorcerer and everyone knows that sorcerers and witches are like oil and water so why does she think he is such a hunk?

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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