Doppelganger [Marie Brennan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When a witch is born, a doppelganger is created. For a witch to master. Witch (Doppelganger) [Marie Brennan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When a witch is born, a doppelganger is created. For the witch to. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Marie Brennan is an anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. Her short.
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She was tough, smart, sarcastic, and kickass.
I love my strong feminine heroines and Mirage definitely fits the bill. It’s not misandry – I understand that it’s likely part of the plot, and has some explanation it was gone over that there are no sons of witches after all, and they don’t know why. The side effect is a doppelganger, who must be killed if the witch is to survive and come into her power.
It’s a wonderful setup for the novel, but I never understood why the doppelganger was a natural side effect of the magic, for instance. She always gets her mark.
The characters are interesting and easy to empathize with. Honestly I just kind of ignored them. Soon Eikyo, her friend, comes along and comforts her and reminds her of her homework and also reassures her she will pass and that many women have passed this stage.
Which is sitting by my bed just waiting to be read. Immense trust is put into people that the characters barely know, and it just didn’t make sense to me.
Happily, Warrior and Witch will be out in less than two months. Reluctantly, Mirage accepts the commission for her popularity, having been on a commission two times now in a short period of time.
Want to Read saving…. Jul 20, Kyleigh rated it liked it. Steel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cultures, speech patterns, and different religions were well developed and it was enjoyable reading through them.
The worldbuilding is excellent, particularly in the second book, when we learn more about the witches’ community and organization, and the magical system is intriguing and original. The book includes a short preview of the sequel, Warrior and Witch.
I was satisfied with the ending. I will admit at some doppelgager there was a bit too much detail and I found myself skimming a bit. Follow the Yurt Enter your email address: Sep 14, ShaneZ rated it really liked it.
And for me, the ritual murder of infants is too drastic a thing to be glossed over by saying the infants don’t have souls until they’re five days old, so it’s not really murder. I’m actually annoyed by the presence of Eclipse, and while he is a supporting character, I don’t understand why no men like him have any magic in this world. The action scenes are really well written and full of lots of great detail. There was many aspects of this novel that I absolutely loved, and just a few that fell flat.
Jan 12, Ithlilian rated it it was ok Shelves: He is supportive, smart, and respectful and just generally helpful. Dopoelganger control her powers, Miryo has only one choice: Mirage, a bounty hunter, lives by her wits and lethal fighting skills.
I loved how the politics of the Witch world revealed themselves slowly to both Mirage and Miryo, and doppelgxnger they find themselves tangled up in a greater design, set in motion by others, that draws them inexorably towards a face to face confrontation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Her character was complex and she shattered the killer stereotype that Hunter’s are. I speed read this one on the train and couldn’t put it down.
And I mean that literally. She just accepted her life and what the Primes told her to do without question. Your email address will not be published.
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Lame name I know, but it’s a Hunter thing. These scenes were rushed, like the author didn’t want to bother with them and instead get to the good stuff. But for veteran fantasy fans, let me qualify my adoration: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. About the Yurt Contact. But her new mission might be her downfall, for it involves working with witches, the group of people she always tries to distance herself from and against whose magic her strength might be no match.
I don’t think he did anything significant at all, so I w A quick and easy fantasy novel.
Doppelganger Series by Marie Brennan
It’s not “fun” fantasy like Harry Potter, it’s more serious like Lord of the Rings. I read the beginning thinking that the character knew that information, and that’s not the case. The vrennan focuses more on the characters’ battles with what they were raised to believe and challenging societal norms.
A huge flaw, you’d think, yet somehow this didn’t truly detract from the novel.
She always gets her mark. The whole idea behind how the witches come into their power is intriguing. A fairly fast read and believable world, I had a great time reading this book. A quick and easy fantasy novel. Bonus points to Brennan for avoiding bbrennan typical medieval European fantasyland world.