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Scent of Magic A true living legend Grand Master Andre Norton returns with a spectacular new fantasy adventure that is certain to please the legions of fans she has won over her long and celebrated career In a far

  • Title: Scent of Magic
  • Author: Andre Norton
  • ISBN: 9780380976874
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Scent of Magic By Andre Norton, A true living legend , Grand Master Andre Norton returns with a spectacular new fantasy adventure that is certain to please the legions of fans she has won over her long and celebrated career In a faraway dukedom rich in enchanting and intoxicating aromas, a young, orphaned scullery maid named Willadene possesses a uniquely heightened sense of smell that leads her firstA true living legend , Grand Master Andre Norton returns with a spectacular new fantasy adventure that is certain to please the legions of fans she has won over her long and celebrated career In a faraway dukedom rich in enchanting and intoxicating aromas, a young, orphaned scullery maid named Willadene possesses a uniquely heightened sense of smell that leads her first to an apprenticeship with a respected herbmistress, and ultimately into the highest circles of the Ducal court But there is a great unnatural evil lurking among the palace nobles, inspiring fiendish plots, sinister betrayals, and craven murder And when an unthinkable abduction occurs, Willadene sets out on a deadly quest to a dark, forbidden place of shadows and ancient secrets impelled by the power that has molded her destiny to attempt an impossible rescue in the realm of an invincible lord of abominations.

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    1. I do not know how I came to own this book It s purchase was most likely a mistake But there it was in my bookshelf, and I have a horrible cold and am not up for using my brain right now, and I figured it was the perfect time to read it.OK, this is not a good book What can I say There is of course a princess And an apprentice scent potion healer girl She mixes together all kinds of stuff, some of which is magical, and some of which would be right at home in a L Occitane shop She is able to sniff [...]

    2. There are times when it s appropriate to judge a book by its cover This ain t one of them If you go by the blurb, you might think this was a right bloody awful book In fact, it s not half bad The changes of viewpoint are a bit disorienting betimes, but the characters are mostly engaging.This edition contains samples from several other books, including bizarrely , itself all at the end, making the book seem longer than it is.The introduction of a nameless, nebulous evil really contributes little [...]

    3. This is a decent character centered adventure fantasy There s nothing groundbreaking, but nothing boring either The characters are well articulated and interesting Willadene, timid but insightful, Halwice the Herbmistress is kind and secretive, the Duke who is uncomfortable with ruling, his daughter, dealing with suddenly being called upon to be a public figure, the Chancellor, loyal even against the Duke s outward wishes, and others.I like the idea of scent based magic Something as simple as sw [...]

    4. I really ought to put this one on the fantasy shelf only because it is pure fantasy without a lick of science fiction in it I believe, though, that fantasy falls under the umbrella of science fiction so there it goes.I don t care much for Andre Norton in general She s always been my author for when absolutely nothing else is available Every library has some of her books.This book is one of her better ones It reads as a legend and, thus, is slightly believable I have a hard time with credibility [...]

    5. I read the first edition While the story was enjoyable, the editing was so terrible that it really affected my opinion of the book.Within the first nine pages of the book, the main character s name was spelled three different ways Willadene according to the dust jacket, yet we also have Walladene and Willidene Any half brained proofreader should have caught this.Twelve of the fifteen pages in Chapter 5 were, excruciatingly, given in the past perfect tense Upon rereading, I see that this part of [...]

    6. This is a most enjoyable read Meet Halwice, herbwoman extraordinare Wiladene, her assistant who has a nose for determining good, evil and different people as well as all other odors Mahart, sheltered princess who has so much to learn about the world The Bat, spy for the king and so many other intriguing characters This is a classic tale of good versus evil with kingdoms at risk and a bit of romance thrown in between Wiladene and The Bat and the princess and a warrior prince who has no time for s [...]

    7. Having recent read a lot of eBooks that were not mainstream and perhaps not well edited I am reminded again of the power of a fantasy author in full control of her craft Well drawn characters, intriguing mystery, and depth of world building that raise a light fantasy story to one that is enjoyable, memorable and unique The reader is drawn into the story along with a young protagonist and is immediately given a rich and believable world to inhabit and explore.

    8. Get ready for wonderful fantasy ride.As always Andre Norton never fails to lead you to new spellbinding lands and wonderful adventures Yet again new magic is intertwined in a tale full of highs and lows You feel like you are aboard a fantasy rollercoaster Special well developed characters are present again and the story theme with evil, love, terrible monsters, and scary scenarios abound.

    9. I must be picking up all the wrong books by NortonThis started out interesting, where the main character could smell the specific scents of magic and magical substances By the end of the book she was basically a bloodhound, being able to suddenly smell everything, including a missing girl s scent This ultimately ruined the whole idea of the story for me, and it was a struggle to finish this one.

    10. i felt like the ending was a little bit cobbled together not worthy of the rest of the book at all it was just the last couple of pages really that are lacking in my opinion, i just like to sometimes get a little bit detail in the closure of all those loose ends the characters wrap up but all in all great story and of course well written how cold it not be its andre norton

    11. Sometime along the way, I realized that I ve definitely read this before, but a while ago It s a wonderful book I wish that my local library had of her books I love the female characters and how they do what they need to do.

    12. This novel was a quick and enjoyable read The story was not particularly complex a fairly standard good vs evil kind of tale The main attraction to me was that almost all of the major characters were women I love fantasy novels with a variety of female characters.

    13. very detailed story of a fight between good and evil using the sense of smell to sort out the difference.

    14. The end seemed a little rushed You just get to truly meet the villian and poof Otherwise I liked the interplay of magic and smell.

    15. One of my favorite books as a young teenager I m finally re reading it and am finding it still holds up after all these years

    16. I was really surprised with this one It was much better than I thought It s fantasy but thoughtfully pieced together If earth magic interests you, I think you ll like this one

    17. 1 2I really enjoyed the first part of the book, but I was rather disappointed in how everything wrapped up Didn t hate it, just thought it could have gone in a better direction.

    18. Not what I am in the mood for, so giving up on this one I love fantasy, but three chapters in and I feel like I ve seen this all before.

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