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Love Spell, Jun 2002, 5.99, 307 pp.
ISBN: 07114500599

Ten months ago, six-year-old Gina Marlowe's father died so when the little girl had trouble sleeping her mother Katherine is not surprised. However, Gina fears that in her sleep she will enter the dark tunnel and never return. Katherine panics when she enters Gina's room to find her daughter not breathing. Not willing to wait for 911, Katherine rushes Gina to the nearby hospital where miraculously the youngster awakens with no apparent physical effect.
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Magician Lucas Connelly senses an evil that he knows he must fight though he does not comprehend why him or the identity of his foe. Lucas realizes that he must protect Gina, but when he approaches Katherine, she rejects his premise that her daughter is in grave danger from a malevolent force. Still Katherine finds herself falling in love with Lucas, which reinforces her doubts that this man might be the evil out to destroy her beloved child.

THE MAGICIAN is a spellbinding horror tale that contains a secondary romantic subplot. The story line is filled with action from the moment the beleaguered mom realizes that her child is near death till the finish as Lucas struggles with rage and his past lives relationships with Katherine. The characters make the tale as the audience will believe in the wicked villain and the reincarnation of the lead couple as well as the metaphysical attack on Gina. Carla Cook conjures up a strong thriller that will charm the paranormal crowd.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   near future Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   bad dreams

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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