Book Reviews of Alphabet Of Thorn

Alphabet Of Thorn
Alphabet Of Thorn
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
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ISBN-13: 9780441012435
ISBN-10: 0441012434
Publication Date: 2/1/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Ace Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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This was a pretty good read. It was short but the characters were all awesome (though their were too much of them in my opinion). The sheer number of them was really unnecessary and confusing and annoying, but surprisingly the book was still interesting. It was amazing that she could do so much in so few pages. The ending was also wonderfully sweet.

The only thing that really put me off was that Nepenthe is described as having dark skin (her skin stays "hazelnut" coloured though she hardly ever goes outside) but the girl on the front and back covers is really white. This isn't a fault of McKillip's necessarily because the publisher and artist had that job but it still really upset me.
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Librarians, magic, kingdom, time travel, strange languages made of thorns -what more could one want?
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Wonderful prosaic read!! Ms McKillip never fails to provide a rich and winderful landscape in which to escape.
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A magical story of a world of puzzles. A wonderful book.
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beautiful, intriguing story, especially for bibliophiles :)