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Myrren's Gift  (Quickening, Bk 1)
Myrren's Gift - Quickening, Bk 1
Author: Fiona McIntosh
For the sake of an imperiled kingdom, the line between "traitor" and "savior" must blur ... and vanish. — Though barely a teenager, Wyl Thirsk must now assume the role he has been destined for since birth: commander of the Morgravian army -- an awesome responsibility that calls him to the royal palace of the crown prince ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060747572
ISBN-10: 0060747579
Publication Date: 2/1/2006
Pages: 528
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
McIntosh has some talent, and the story kept me wanting to read it, but parts of the plot, characterizations and writing were so clunky and clumsy that I kept wanting to quit. I don't plan to read the rest of this series, but if she's still writing in five years, I may come back to this author and see how she's improved.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very interesting. I don't want to give away the main plot device, but it certainly spices up this story which reminds me a little of The Baker's Boy.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very nicely done! good characters and some surprising and delightful plot twists. I enjoyed this book very much.
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Helpful Score: 2
It starts off as a good fantasy book however, it took a turn I don't usually enjoy in my books so I did not finish it (of course I can't tell you what that turn was as it's part of the twists and turns of the book). However, the little I read was a good book and promises to continue to be a good book with characters you can enjoy and cheer for or boo and hiss at. It's the first in a series and I only have this one, not the others which I believe the second is already out so if you enjoy this one, you can immediately get the second book.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book has an ending that will, most likely, make you want to read the next book in the series. At least, that's what happened to me, though up to that point, I'd thought I was done with this author, having grown tired of depth-less characters (most everyone is either pure good or pure evil) and very average writing (much repetitive phrasing and a limited vocabulary). Were it not for the torture and sex (the latter not vividly depicted), the writing should qualify it as a young-adult novel.

I'm definitely not in a rush to read 'Blood and Memory' (i.e. 'The Quickening, Book 2), but I can see where I may pick it up at some future point when I've nothing better to read or merely want something simple and effortless.
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This was a good read and had some great turns and surprises.

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