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Just Reviewed Patricia C. Wrede’s “The Far West” at SBR

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Folks, if you’re looking for an interesting alternate history complete with different forms of magic, odd creatures, and a quiet coming of age story, look no further than Patricia C. Wrede’s THE FAR WEST, which I just reviewed at Shiny Book Review (SBR).  The book stars twenty-year-old Francine “Eff” Rothmer, who is a career woman (she assists scientists who study magical creatures) and is a formidable magician in her own right.

Even though Eff doesn’t think of herself this way, of course (but don’t get me started on how self-effacing Eff is, or I’ll be here all night).

At any rate, THE FAR WEST is an interesting book with an appealing view of magic in the wild, wild West.  The world-building, as is always the case with Ms. Wrede, was stellar; the characters were appealing and smart.

So take a look at my review — then go read the book!

Written by Barb Caffrey

November 7, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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