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A Bitter Magic

A Bitter Magic

  • Title: A Bitter Magic
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  • ISBN : 9780449816493
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 304 pages


A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions.Everything is in place the packed theater, the Amazing Thummel, and, center stage, the magician s mysterious assistant Some have called her the most beautiful woman in Europe.Then, in a swirl of light, she vanishes An astounding illusion, but she never reappears All that remains are a bloodstained white scarf an A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions.Everything is in place the packed theater, the Amazing Thummel, and, center stage, the magician s mysterious assistant Some have called her the most beautiful woman in Europe.Then, in a swirl of light, she vanishes An astounding illusion, but she never reappears All that remains are a bloodstained white scarf and her daughter, Cisley, who lives in a glass castle and walks her pet lobster each morning by the sea.Enter Cole, a rambunctious boy from town and Cisley s first true friend Together they hunt for clues to her mother s disappearance They puzzle over broken mirrors, ever shifting labyrinths, a closet full of whispering ball gowns, and a fatal quest for a pure black rose.Roderic Townley spins a deliciously spooky tale of one girl s journey to discover what s real and what is simply an illusion


Author Roderick Townley




A Bitter Magic Reviews (12)

  • What an inventive story Cisley s mother and uncle are famous for their magic shows Thing is, Uncle is an illusionist but Mom is actually magic But when she disappears for real one day not a spoiler this happens at the beginning , Cisley has to try to figure out what happened to her, as well as what [..]

  • I loved this book I read so much I usually guess what is going to happen before it happens This book kept me guessing until the end. [..]

  • I actually didn t read this, but here is what my fantasy loving bookworm daughter says about this I didn t like this because it was weird and the end did not make sense. [..]

  • A Bitter Magic is fantasy fiction that will appeal to ages 12 14 Cisley s plight to find her missing mother is pieced together through magical clues revealed in the narrative Sometimes predictable, readers may be slightly disappointed in the mystery, as all is not revealed in the last chapter The to [..]

  • There is definitely enough suspense to carry you through, and I like the snarky main character and the very mysterious beginning to the book, but I had a couple big disappointments, especially near the end The best part of this book is that Cisley has a pet lobster she can talk to I so wish he had t [..]

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