Delia Marshall Turner
- Title: Of Swords and Spells
- Author: Delia Marshall Turner
- ISBN: 9780345424327
- Page: 312
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
Malka wants to be left alone But the little girl with the big sword can t help but attract attention Perhaps it is because of the secret she carries a powerful secret about her own astonishing identity But whatever the reason, however they find her, the magic annihilating Enforcement is on her trail and they will stop at nothing short of murder.Taking refuge aboard anMalka wants to be left alone But the little girl with the big sword can t help but attract attention Perhaps it is because of the secret she carries a powerful secret about her own astonishing identity But whatever the reason, however they find her, the magic annihilating Enforcement is on her trail and they will stop at nothing short of murder.Taking refuge aboard android Roder Massim s spaceship, Malka finds herself among a crew of renegade witches She trusts no one least of all Roder Yet she is strangely drawn to him Finally, marooned on a planet of untamed magic, with their enemies one step behind, there is only one chance left The renegades must somehow harness enough magic to move an entire world before Enforcement wipes it out altogether.
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How can no one have reviewed this yet? This is one of my favorite YA books of all time and I have found myself re-reading it at frequent intervals. It tells the story of Malka, a short-tempered, magic-filled creature running away from her vicious master. For most of this book, you don't know quite what Malka is. She's not human, but what is she? I figured it out before the big reveal, but I didn't know for half the book and was quite intrigued by the puzzle that is Malka. I thought this was much [...]
I don't know what it is about these little books, but they're way more entertaining than they have any right to be with such pink covers. Maybe it's the no-bullshit, unforgiving, prickly attitude of their female protagonists, or the casual, almost backhanded way that information about the setting and backstory is dropped. I've read Nameless Magery multiple times, and have a feeling this will be a repeater, too. Recommended without reservations.
a really fun little book about Malka, who is not what she seems, who is running away from her Master, and has magic. You will like it if you give it a try.
It's unusual to be really really sad that you've finished a book. But I am. Because this was the second book by Turner that I've read - and those are the only two she's published. Moreover, her website surely does not get one's hopes up: "No, the next book is not going to be out soon."Both this and her other book, which I read just about a year ago, 'Nameless Magery,' are really fun, enjoyable science-fantasy, with non-stereotypical feisty heroines. Both books take place in the same universe (an [...]
I only vaguely remember this book and want to re-read it, but the main character really stuck in my head. Unusual main characters who aren't picture-perfect usually do, and that is this character. When I read it again, I will update my review, but what I do remember of it allows me to say that it is a good book and I recommend it. ^_^
This is not a dumb cookie cutter fantasy! It's intelligent, hugely quirky, surprising and a good read. The twists and turns are unexpected, and I just love the two main characters as they are equally brilliant and cranky.
I have to say, this book is a bit of a mess. The world building was not sufficent (and prior knowledge from the first book didn't help much).I think I would have liked the book if it were longer and contained the background needed to support the story and characters.
Not as good as the first one for sure; the title character is not as deep, or as fun.
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