The Spirit Lens

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Roc, 2010 - Fiction - 464 pages
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A brand new fantasy trilogy from an author who "brilliantly brings out her characters" (Denver Post).

For Portier de Savin-Duplais, failed student of magic, sorcery's decline into ambiguity and cheap illusion is but a culmination of life's bitter disappointments. Reduced to tending the library at Sabria's last collegia magica, he fights off despair with scholarship. But when the King of Sabria charges him to investigate an attempted murder that has disturbing magical resonances, Portier believes his dreams of a greater destiny might at last be fulfilled...

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User Review  - trouthe - LibraryThing

You know, I can't decide whether my lack of enjoyment was my own fault or that of the author. I liked the characters, the plot was fine, the world was fine, but for some reason I never gelled with the book. Finishing it was like trudging through molasses. Read full review

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User Review  - VivalaErin - LibraryThing

The story begins with a *very* distant cousin (Portier, the Collegia's archivist) being summoned by the King Philippe to investigate the attempt on his life as well as his missing conte. Then, after a ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Though Colorado is home, Carol Berg's roots are in Texas, in a family of teachers, musicians, and railroad men. She has degrees in mathematics from Rice University and computer science from the University of Colorado, but managed to squeeze in minors in English and art history along the way. She has combined a career as a software engineer with her writing, while also raising three sons. She lives with her husband at the foot of the Colorado mountains.

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