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    I loved most of this book. The alternate England where magic is prevalent charmed me, and I was delighted to be led from one point of view to another with digression piling on digression. The style is deceptively simple and the footnotes create a feeling of authenticity. However I did feel disappointed in the ending -- the richness of the detail and the many threads of the story led me to expect a much more satisfying culmination than I feel the book delivered.
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    N&S

    A fantastic journey through the fantastical!
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    On the fence

    I have friends who love this book and others who hate it. I have to say I am in the middle. I attempted to read it on e before but did not finish, a fate that seems common for this book. It is big and dense and full of footnotes. It can be a slow read and challenging. My second go through I knew what to expect so it was somewhat more enjoyable. It is definitely rich and imaginative. Lord Byron's brief appearance adds a little comic relief. Enjoyable and worth it, with very vivid imagery.
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    Two Worlds

    Wonderfully imaginative telling of a tumultuous decade in which "English magic is returned to England." Told from the perspectives of two English magicians, teacher and pupil, and their division over how the worlds of Fairie
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    Long but(mostly) worthwhile

    The tale this book has to tell is grand and full of whit and interesting ideas. It's backstory and the historic world it sits in are nicely fleshed out through the generous(though possibly overused?) use of footnotes. Students of history and literature will find more than a few chuckles at references to Lord Byron, Shelly, etc. The ending is also exciting, and quite satisfying.... But takes a long time to get to. The problem with this book is that it is not really clear where it is going for most of the story. As a result, it tends to meander and has trouble pulling the reader continuously through the alternative history it is creating. The answers to mysteries seem right under the characters noses and tend to remain that way for a hundred plus pages, which becomes somewhat exhausting to read through at times. Despite these these drawbacks, it is still a pleasant book and quite an accomplishment for a first book.
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