A Turn of Light: Marrowdell

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Daw Books, Incorporated, 2013 - Fiction - 854 pages
6 Reviews
Winner of the 2014 Prix Aurora Award For Best English Novel

The village of Marrowdell is an isolated pioneer community, but it is also the place where two worlds overlap, and at the turn of light--sunset--the world of magic known as the Verge can briefly be seen.

Jenn Nalynn belongs to both Verge and Marrowdell, but even she doesn't know how special she is--or that her invisible friend Wisp is actually a dragon sent to guard her... and keep her from leaving the valley. But Jenn longs to see the world, and thinking that a husband will help her reach this goal, she decides to create one using spells. Of course, everything goes awry, and suddenly her "invisible friend" has been transformed into a man. But he is not the only newcomer to Marrowdell, and far from the most dangerous of those who are suddenly finding their way to the valley...

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User Review  - MommaTracey - LibraryThing

Engaging and witty, suspenseful and romantic, fantastical and magical. A Turn of Light is a wonderful creation. The characters are well developed but slowly revealed. The dialogue is well written with several laugh out loud moments. Thoroughly enjoyed!! Thank you, Julie Czerneda!! :) Read full review

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User Review  - reading_fox - LibraryThing

Long. Very long, slow, gentle, pleasant, happy almost bucolic, character driven fantasy - the author also describes it as a romance which is also true, although it's not massively over done. There is ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Julie E. Czerneda is a biologist and writer whose science fiction has received international acclaim, awards, and best-selling status. She is the author of the popular "Species Imperative" trilogy, the "Web Shifters" series, the "Trade Pact Universe" trilogy and her new "Stratification" novels. She was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stand-alone novel, In the Company of Others, won Canada's Prix Aurora Award and was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished SF. Julie lives with her husband and two children in the lake country of central Ontario, under skies so clear they could take seeing the Milky Way for granted, but never do. You can find her at www.czerneda.com.

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