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One day, without warning, Jasmyn's husband Liam dies of an aneurysm. Wrapped up in her grief, Jasmyn is trapped in a world without color, without flavor, without Liam. But even through the haze of misery she begins to notice strange events. Things are not as they should be, and eventually Jasmyn begins to explore the mysteries that have sprung up after her husband's death. The mysteries turn out to be deeper than Jasmyn expects, and she quickly finds herself immersed in a magical story of swans, castles, and bones; of murder and a vicious battle between brothers; of a lost past and a stolen love.
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Alex Bell is the author of The Ninth Circle.Review:
"As an exercise in sustaining a fantasy world, it's impressive." -- Jonathan Wright SFX "Bell's strength lies in fusing fairytale and psychological suspense in a compelling modern narrative, combined with effective characterisation. Bell charts original territory with considerable charm." -- Eric Brown THE GUARDIAN "Occasionally heart-wrenching, occasionally creepy but altogether deeply personal character study. Bell's charactersisation and prose is infectious, expressed on the page with an oddly compulsive pace. All in all, this is a fine piece of literature." -- James Rundle SCI FI NOW "Jasmyn is Alex Bell's second novel and quite a stunning one. Bell's skill is in introducing unsettling elements gradually so you absolutely believe even the most fantastical parts of her novel. The story is both terrifying and beautiful, as all good fairytales are." -- David V Barrett FORTEAN TIMES "There is a beautiful descriptiveness as well as classical fantasy additions within these pages." FALCATTA TIMES "Jasmyn is a mix of fairy tale, fantasy and character-driven thriller, and it is a potent brew. I loved Jasmyn. I laughed, I cried, I felt that desperate heart-twisting sensation that only great stories can inspire. This is a fantastic, deceptively emotional novel, and one that I highly recommend." THE BOOK SMUGGLERS "A magical novel which is highly, highly recommended, a fairy tale for adults that will enchant and cheer you up in the end. Also in its expanded descriptive range and very smoothly flowing prose, the book shows Ms. Bell's growth as an author and any new book by her is a read asap for me." FANTASY BOOK CRITIC "A cosy supernatural thriller." TOTAL SCI-FI
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Book Description Gollancz, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110575080299
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0575080299
Book Description Gollancz, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0575080299