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Out Of The Dawn Light (2009)

by Alys Clare(Favorite Author)
3.42 of 5 Votes: 5
0727867636 (ISBN13: 9780727867636)
Severn House Publishers
Aelf Fen
review 1: Thoroughly enjoyed this book - and having seen the Fens in the 20th and 21st centuries it's not that difficult to imagine what they were like in the 11th. The characters are believable, even down to Lassair (the heroine) knowing that she's too young - but who cares, she's going to do it anyway. The idea of just reading to the end of the chapter until putting the book down swiftly disappears - and when you resurface you discover you've read about 3 and it's now 1am! I look forward to reading the next in the Aelf Fen series, and will look out for Clare's previous Hawkenlye series.
review 2: This is a new series by one of my favorite historical mystery authors. It took me awhile to get into this one; the point of view changes between first and third person and wa
... mores a bit off-putting at first. The main character, a thirteen-year-old girl who is training to be a healer and has dowsing powers, seems to have rather precociously modern thoughts at times but overall I like the premise and will follow the series, although I like the Hawkenlye books better. less
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Despite my love of the period and of mysteries, I just had to quit this poorly written book.
I'm enjoying this new series set in 11th Century Fenland
meh...I've read other books of hers that I like better.
medieval mysteries: engaging; good stories
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