The Soul Mirror: A Novel of the Collegia Magica

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Roc, 2011 - Fiction - 515 pages
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Anne de Vernase rejoices that she has no talent for magic. Her father's pursuit of depraved sorcery has left her family in ruins, and he remains at large, convicted of treason and murder by Anne's own testimony. Now the tutors at Collegia Seravain informher that her gifted younger sister has died in a magical accident. It seems but life's final mockery that cool, distant Portier de Savin-Duplais, the librarian turned royal prosecutor, arrives with the news that the king intends to barter her hand in marriage. Anne quickly recognizes that the summoning carries implications far beyond a bleak personal future. Merona, the royal city, is beset by plagues of rats and birds and mysterious sinkholes that swallow light and collapse buildings. Whispers of hauntings and illicit necromancy swirl about Dante, the queen's volatile sorcerer. And a murder in the queen's inner circle convinces Anne that her sister's death wasn't accidental. Unable to trust anyone, Anne, who is devoted to science and reason, must take on her sister's magical legacy to discover the truth, and thrust herself into a centuries-old struggle that could forever alter the boundaries of magic, nature, and the divine.--From book cover.

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

The sequel to 'The Spirit Lens' - and really, you've got to read that one first! The first book ended with a satisfying resolution to the main mystery - but circles of conspirators still plague the ... Read full review

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User Review  - reading_fox - LibraryThing

Superb. The plot unravels slowly and the conspirators have un-msked their end game. Our hero from the last book Portier calls in one of his prior Witnesses Anne, who takes centre stage to help unravel ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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