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Publisher Description

An imaginative story of a woman caught in an alternate world—where she will need to learn the skills of magic to survive

Nora Fischer’s dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman.  During a miserable weekend at a friend’s wedding, Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she’s transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty.  Before long, she has a set of glamorous new friends and her romance with gorgeous, masterful Raclin is heating up. It’s almost too good to be true.

Then the elegant veneer shatters. Nora’s new fantasy world turns darker, a fairy tale gone incredibly wrong. Making it here will take skills Nora never learned in graduate school. Her only real ally—and a reluctant one at that—is the magician Aruendiel, a grim, reclusive figure with a biting tongue and a shrouded past. And it will take her becoming Aruendiel’s student—and learning magic herself—to survive. When a passage home finally opens, Nora must weigh her “real life” against the dangerous power of love and magic.

For lovers of Lev Grossman's The Magicians series (The Magicians and The Magician King) and Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night).

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2013
August 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.8
MB

Customer Reviews

bella34 ,

Great idea and plot, but what the heck happened at the end?

It ended so abruptly without a promise of a sequel and it seems like there won’t be one? But i liked the story and the characters, was a bit long in places but for me, it made the story more satisfying, it became more real and detailed, hence why the shock at the abrupt ending.

Miwyan ,

An ending???

Okay story, glad I read it but where's the ending??? Just stops..

ShellyLouLou ,

Loved it

Took me somewhere I never saw coming. Fabulous! I want a sequel!