Publication year: 2013
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Mira Ink
Often the middle book of a trilogy feels like a 'filler' just to stretch the story out. Not so with Maria V Snyder's works. She plunges her characters into a series of dramatic situations that flow naturally on from previous problems. No forced 'perils of Pauline' for these heroines! And as with Yelena in the first trilogy, the reader is carried along with Opal, willing things to work out, but knowing somehow it will never be easy. Yes, we all have days like that! And that's the secret. Their world may be full of magic, but their problems are easy to identify with. I'm eagerly awaiting part 3 - Spy Glass - and the conclusion of Opal's adventures.
A Game of Magic Student magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal others' powers makes her too powerful. Trapped under house arrest, Opal dares to defy her imprisonment, searching for Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves.Thinks because she is sure another man - now her prisoner - has switched souls with Ulrick. In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn't sure whom to trust. She doesn't know the real Ulrick's whereabouts and can't forget Kade, the handsome Stormdancer who doesn't want to let her get too close. And now everyone is after Opal's special powers for their own deadly gain.
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