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A Taste of Magic
A Taste of Magic
Author: Andre Norton, Jean Rabe
"The Green Ones favored me this day." — Thus begins A Taste of Magic, the latest magical world creation by Andre Norton. — Wisteria is magically attuned to the world around her. Her senses relish the tastes of magic that the wonders of nature offer. But the peacefulness of her backwoods existence is shattered when her village is attacked by...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780765354334
ISBN-10: 0765354330
Publication Date: 8/28/2007
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Andre Norton blocked out the plot for this book, but the writing was done by Jean Rabe. I have not read any other books by Norton, but I have read one other Rabe, and I have decided I just don't like her writing style. The characters irritated me, as did the use of first names in every single sentence, sometimes three times within a paragraph. No one but Horatio Cane uses names like that.

Beyond that, at the beginning I thought the plot was a simple journey tale where the characters run into trouble way more often than any normal people would, none of it really necessary. I knew plot twists were coming, but I didn't know exactly what they would be.

Perhaps a younger reader would like the book (there was no language, sex, or anything questionable), but this mature reader had to skim a lot just to finish it.