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Maggie knows Quicksilver is more than just a violin. There is power here, as there is in Kara, and she knows she must protect them both from the evil that stalks them from the moment Kara and Quicksilver enter her shop. Maggie knows she must gather her forces for a desperate battle against evil. For it now walks the streets of modern New York in the form of Lucien Blank, and he wants what he senses behind the walls of Yesterday's Dreams, and he wants the power he senses in Kara O'keefe.

The review of this Book prepared by Charlene Austin



Family crisis brings Kara (main character) to pawn her cherished violin. This sacrifice 1) brings her to the attention of a power-hungry force that would use her abilities to its own end and devour her, and 2) introduces her to the Sidhe (elf) who will review Kara's own magical nature and become her protector and mentor. Kara must deal with the significance of this new knowledge of her own nature and what it means to her future, while at the same time staying clear of the back guys and protecting her family.
The review of this Book prepared by Danielle Ackley-McPhail








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Family relations    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician    -   musician Age:    -   20's-30's    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   can talk to animals    -   telekinesis    -   mind reading    -   clairvoyant    -   can see into the future    -   super strength    -   can cast many different spells    -   is very quick    -   healing

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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