A Love Story With Magical Interruptions
By Melanie Rawn
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765315328, 400pp.)
Publication Date: October 17, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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There is magic in the big city…literally. New York City has a small, and by preference discrete, population of witches and wizards who live and love and go dancing just like everyone else. Holly McClure is one of them, a successful writer who tries to ignore her heritage, except when the local Magistrate needs her special gift in his coven. Holly is far more interested in Evan Lachlan, the handsome federal marshal who works with her best friend, assistant district attorney Susannah Wingfield.
But trouble is coming to the City in the form of a black coven run by a murderous psychopath, and deputy marshals and ADAs are powerless to deal with that kind of crime. The danger to Holly is extreme, for her special gift is the power of her blood to strengthen and bind any spell, for good or for evil. Holly's passionate love affair will be derailed by those who want to drain her for their own purposes. In the end it will be magic against magic, and Holly McClure will have to risk all for life and love.
Melanie Rawn is the bestselling author a dozen previous fantasy novels, who lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. SPELLBINDER is her first novel in eight years.
"Impressive….Melanie Rawn is good!" --Anne McCaffrey
"I am mad (petulant, in fact!) that I can't immediately read book number two in the Exiles trilogy.... Melanie Rawn has established beyond doubt that she is a great writer of fantasy and The Ruins of Ambrai will join the Dragon series in my library of favorites for years to come." --Realms of Fantasy on The Ruins of Ambrai
"Rawn's talent for lush descriptions and complex characterizations provides a broad range of drama, intrigue, romance, and adventure. Her depiction of Lenfell's unique matriarchal society adds further texture to this densely woven fantasy tapestry." --Library Journal on The Ruins of Ambrai
"Be warned-if you buy one, you will want to buy them all." -- Kliatt on The Star Scroll