Book Reviews of Scent of Magic

Scent of Magic
Scent of Magic
Author: Andre Norton
ISBN-13: 9780380784165
ISBN-10: 0380784165
Publication Date: 8/1/1999
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
Another goodie by Norton. Some of hers (Witchworld, for instance) I can take or leave, but I really liked this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a most enjoyable read. Meet Halwice, herbwoman extraordinare; Wiladene, her assistant who has a nose for determining good, evil and different people as well as all other odors; Mahart, sheltered princess who has so much to learn about the world; The Bat, spy for the king; and so many other intriguing characters. This is a classic tale of good versus evil with kingdoms at risk and a bit of romance thrown in between Wiladene and The Bat and the princess and a warrior prince who has no time for simpering women. I quite liked it.
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Excellent Norton fantasy.

An orphaned child and captive scullery maid, young Willadene possesses an uncanny ability to sense and understand the magical odors that pervade her world. It is this remarkable talent---or curse---that carries her far from the fetid kitchen into an apprenticeship with a revered herbalist and ultimately to the highest circles of the Ducal court. But there is depravity lurking within the castle's walls...and an innocent girl finds the heightened sense that has been her fortune is now drawing her down into a maelstrom of evil.
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an orphaned child and captive scullery maid, young Willadene possesses an ability to sense the magical odors that pervade her world. it carries her far from the fetid kitchen into an apprenticeship with a revered herbalist and ultimately to the highest circles of the Ducal court where there are treacheries and intrigue and a foul abduction.