Felicity Banks lives in Canberra, Australia and has no magic powers she cares to confess at this time.
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CINDERS is a familiar story told by a different character, with an ending that may or may not be the same as you remember.
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Smashwords book reviews by Felicity Banks
Transgressions (The Engelian Transformations, Book 1)
on March 25, 2013
I really enjoyed this book, and long to read the next in the series.
Wazmut is a sympathetic and multi-layered character who keeps a male voice and perspective. . . even when being ogled in his rather nice host body. He's heroic enough to be genuinely likeable, but self-serving enough (and mistake-prone enough) to feel like a real person. I really enjoyed the exploration of his experiences as an elderly man in a woman's body - not just the usual cliché of feeling people aren't taking him seriously (while simultaneously taking advantage of his ability to distract young men) but also the way his relationships change with his closest friends.
The magic system of the world has just enough complexity that I can appreciate Wamzut's creative use of the different aspects.
The world is a comfortable fit for any reader of medieval fantasy, but it doesn't feel like a ripoff of Tolkien or CS Lewis, which I appreciate. Given the recent release of The Hobbit movie, the lack of dwarves is particularly welcome.
The Changeling Detective
on Aug. 07, 2013
Great hero, great book. I do like a good cross-genre novel, and being a "mutant" (as he calls himself) P.I. works beautifully.
The transition from x-men style scifi to buffy style magic (possibly still scifi) to Christianity-ish supernatural creatures (or are they?) was interesting, and it works. I found the jump from "magic/witch is real" to "If that's real, what about God etc?" really intriguing. I still do. It's strange that so few books go there.
The character of Ruth isn't super well developed, and her magical skills are under-utilised - but she was still compelling. The climax was genuinely tense, and I want so badly to read the next book!