Book Review: The Spirit Lens by: Carol Berg



Rating:
4/5

Publisher:
Roc 

Publish Date:
January 5, 2010

Origins:
Public Library

Format:
Trade Paperback

Order From: 
Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:
For Portier de Savin Duplais, failed student of magic, sorcery's decline into ambiguity and cheap illusion is but a culmination of life's bitter disappointments. Reduced to tending the library at Sabria's last collegia magica, he fights off despair with scholarship. But when the King of Sabria charges him to investigate an attempted murder that has a disturbing magical resonances, Portier believes his dreams of a greater destiny might at last be fulfilled.

As the king's new agente confide, Portier - much to his dismay - is partnered with the popinjay Ilario de Sylvae, the laughingstock of Sabria's court. Then the need to infiltrate a magical cabal leads Portier to Dante, a brooding, brilliant young sorcerer whose heretical ideas and penchant for violence threaten to expose the investigation before it's even begun. But in an ever-shifting landscape of murders, betrayals, old secrets, and unholy sorcery, the three agentes will be forced to test the boundaries of magic, nature and the divine.

Review: You are thrust into the world where Sabria resides quickly and eagerly as you read the pages of The Spirit Lens and the plot never lets you go or gives you time to want to put down the book!! You follow Portier’s path along with him as he tries to solve the mystery he’d been directed to by the king of Sabria. The Spirit Lens is a gripping story with much to offer. The ending brings the strands of the story together neatly, with a few left over to start the second book in this trilogy. Read this wonderful book and discover new, engaging places and people!!

Collegia Magica series: The Spirit Lens (1), The Soul Mirror (2), The Daemon Prism (3)

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