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Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Healer's Keep (Healer and Seer, #2) by Victoria Hanley

 The Healer's Keep

The Healer's Keep by Victoria Hanley
Publisher: Corgi (Random House) 2004
's review 
Mar 15, 12  ·  edit

4 of 5 stars
Recommended for: readers who enjoy YA fantasy and adventure

Strong lead characters, including strong female leads, contribute to driving a great adventure, replete with interesting and unusual magic. The evil-doing villain in this book is so scary, I felt sick. Fantastic to see a genuinely scary, evil villain, that does not rely on twisted torture scenes or graphic violence to show his evilness (I am so sick of vividly described torture in fantasy novels - there should be a warning on the cover)- just portrayed through his steely gaze and powerful magic abilities. 
Really like that characters are shown as caring for friends and accepting kindness from strangers, and that good actions, while increasing the danger and tension in the moment, are ultimately rewarded. 
One of those stay up all night until you have finished books.
Also posted on Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/294974839

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