Book Reviews of Illusion

Author: Paula Volsky
ISBN-13: 9780553560220
ISBN-10: 0553560220
Publication Date: 1/1/1993
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Paperback
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More of a Victorian novel than fantasy. The story follows a young woman, Eliste, of the privileged class of her world, who travels to the capital city on the verge of a revolution. A French-style revolution takes place, with hints of the Holocaust and the Bolshevists, which turns Eliste's world upside-down. The fantasy manifests in the fact the upper class, or Exalted, possess hereditary magic powers. Or rather they used to, because their powers have all but disappeared.
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Really clever, really fun read. An alternate telling of the French Revolution with magic!
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This is a great book - I love when historical occurances are rewritten in fantasy settings. Fun and thought-provoking, with compelling characters.
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fantasy world set in era reminscent of french revolution. Great read!