The Native Star

The Native Star

eBook - 2010
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In the tradition of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, this brilliant first novel fuses history, fantasy, and romance. Prepare to be enchanted by M. K. Hobson's captivating take on the Wild, Wild West.The year is 1876. In the small Sierra Nevada settlement of Lost Pine, the town witch, Emily Edwards, is being run out of business by an influx of mail-order patent magics. Attempting to solve her problem with a love spell, Emily only makes things worse. But before she can undo the damage, an enchanted artifact falls into her possession--and suddenly Emily must flee for her life, pursued by evil warlocks who want the object for themselves. Dreadnought Stanton, a warlock from New York City whose personality is as pompous and abrasive as his name, has been exiled to Lost Pine for mysterious reasons. Now he finds himself involuntarily allied with Emily in a race against time--and across the United States by horse, train, and biomechanical flying machine--in quest of the great Professor Mirabilis, who alone can unlock the secret of the coveted artifact. But along the way, Emily and Stanton will be forced to contend with the most powerful and unpredictable magic of all--the magic of the human heart.From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9780345521699
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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daeb
Oct 20, 2015

Very good read. Not the usual supernatural creatures, original and very creative. LOTS to absorb. Great characters and great writing.

BookEnthusiast Jun 30, 2011

It’s about witches, warlocks and a few other imaginative creatures, but don’t be fooled because it doesn’t follow the same paths many other supernatural books do by way of vampires and werewolves. I enjoyed the hints of real characters intertwined with steam punk elements. I will be reading the second installment when it’s ready.

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Jaida13
Jun 28, 2011

This book really surprised me. It is an interesting blend of history and fantasy in a way that I haven't read before. The world and the characters are well thought out, as is the plot. Every action has a reason for happening. It's not really a romance, that's more just a part of the background to add to the book. I couldn't put it down when I was reading it and it's really good. It leaves questions to be answered in a sequel, but it finishes the plot line in this book which is a nice change from other series. It's a great read and I think others can enjoy it just as much.

aeverhart Jun 20, 2011

This was an unique read! It's like a western with steam punk elements in it! The characters are very real. The romance isn't too obvious, and perhaps a little rushed, but the couple is cute. If you like unique supernatural books that don't fit the usual mold, this book is for you!

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