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Passion Play (River of Souls, Bk 1)
Passion Play - River of Souls, Bk 1
Author: Beth Bernobich
Ilse Zhalina is the daughter of one of Melnek’s more prominent merchants. She has lived most of her life surrounded by the trappings of wealth and privilege. Many would consider hers a happy lot. But there are dark secrets, especially in the best of families. Ilse has learned that for a young woman of her beauty and social station, to be p...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780765322173
ISBN-10: 076532217X
Publication Date: 10/12/2010
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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This book seemed to be a very complete final draft of a story that still required some polishing. It will be interesting to see what this author can do in 4 or 5 years. She makes an attempt to subtly lead the reader into the magic side of the story, but the rules of the magic use and past lives never became clear to me.

The characters themselves were pretty one-dimensional, which isnt always bad. However, I felt the main character was the same person on the last page as the one I met on the first page. While she had several experiences throughout the book, I didnt really feel there was much internal character development. On the other hand, it was an easy read (didnt have to look up any vocabulary words) and there were no unexpected twists and turns. I didnt have to think about the book much; just along for the ride. This could be a good book for that weekend beach vacation, looking for some mental down-time.
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