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“The Bookminder” Review

Hello Friends!

This post is about book 1 of a series that I already knew existed and that I was very curious to read.

The Bookminder“, written by M.K. Wiseman, is a YA / Adult Historical Fantasy novel, the first book in the Bookminder series, published on January 2016.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, M.K. Wiseman for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Istria, 1679 A.D.

Sired by magick and violence, sixteen-year-old Liara is found guilty of witchcraft and banished from her tiny village by the very priest who raised, then betrayed her. However, a mysterious mage steps forward to assume custody of her: Nagarath, the Wizard of Parentino, whose secret spellwork has long protected both Liara and Dvigrad from the ravages of war.

Despite Liara’s best hopes, Nagarath refuses to apprentice her to his craft but tasks her instead with the restoration of his neglected library. Liara gleans magickal knowledge on the sly, but her stolen spells renew an evil wizard’s interest in the people of the Limska Draga valley.

Only by tapping Liara’s inherent magick and joining it with his own can Nagarath protect Parentino from suffering a horrible fate. However, her discovery of his secrets destroys their fragile trust and ignites the darker tendencies of her gift. Now, he must rescue her from the influence of his mortal enemy before their powerful new alliance destroys them all.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Author Warning: Off-page (in the past) physical assault on character not in the book + an attempted assault in the story’s climax. Some fantasy violence and mild language.

About the Author

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M. K. Wiseman has degrees in Interarts & Technology and Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her office, therefore, is a curious mix of storyboards and reference materials. Both help immensely in the writing of historical novels. She currently resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

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My Review

A while back I found out about this series and I was curious about. I like fantasy novels and this one seemed my kind of fantasy. So I was very excited to finally read it.

This book follows Liara, a sixteen-years old girl, and Nagarath, a mage that helps her out. I loved getting to know them and see their relationship growing. It was quite interesting, the dynamic of the interactions and the background. I liked it. I could connected with the characters.

I also liked the world and how it was building up. How we learned more about how it all worked. I always enjoyed knowing more about the fantasy system when I’m starting a series, so it was something I was interested in knowing, and this book gave me what I needed.

Overall, this is the first book, the opening to the world, to the magical system, to the society, the culture and the characters that surround Liara and that end up having a role in her life and in the story… I found it all enjoyable and fascinating. A good way to start a series.

That been said, I enjoyed it and right after I finished it, I jumped into the next book, because I wanted to read more and see what would happen next, how the characters would continue to develop and what other secrets would be revealed.

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