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    Unique blend of Shannara and Star Wars perhaps

    Born to Magic presents a very different world from our own, where magic has a logic given to women, and a pre-industrial America has well-defined rules and laws governing kingdoms, kings and queens. But it wasn’t always so. These kingdoms warred incessantly before the new leader arrived and changed everything. Of course, the reader asks what happened before that – how did America become a land of kingdoms? And for this, the author presents intriguing hints that provide enough information without ever giving too much. Author David Wind presents a fascinating future history very naturally in this tale, blending magic and science with touches of sociology and present day danger. He pulls the reader in with well-timed mystery and revelation, amuses with nicely futuristic words and idioms, and adds a fascinating dual sense of dangers past and present. As the first book in the series, Born to Magic introduces an captivating culture, peopled with enjoyable characters. The magical Areena and the man she might learn to love make convincing protagonists that readers easily learn to care about. Hints of Star Wars blend with Shannara perhaps, and the result is nicely individual, futuristic, fascinating, and very well-told. Highly recommended. Disclosure: I was given an ecopy and I offer my honest review.
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