Caught in Crystal


Caught in Crystal by Patricia C. Wrede
Lyra #4
Ebook, 294 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I definitely enjoyed this story the most of all the Lyra novels I’ve read so far.

There didn’t seem to be so much a tie in with the other novels though. I wasn’t sure when this was taking place.

And once again, this seemed like Wrede was copying Andre Norton’s style, for fantasy.

The Harp of Imach Thyssel

13163574The Harp of Imach Thyssel
Lyra #3
by Patricia C. Wrede
Ebook, 308 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Best book in the Lyra series so far. I actually found myself wanting to read more, unlike the previous books where I just kind of slogged through.

I am not sure why the change in attitude for me. On the surface, this was in the EXACT same vein as the others. It strikes me more as an Andre Norton book than a Wrede book.

I enjoyed it and now have a slightly better outlook for the final books in the series.

Shadow Magic

Shadow Magic
Lyra #1
by Patricia C. Wrede
Ebook, 256 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This reminded me of Andre Norton’s older writings. It was dry, straight forward telling of an atypical fantasy.

Nothing really was bad, but it didn’t draw me in, or make me laugh, or make me go “wow” like most of Wrede’s stuff. I think this was her older series, so it is to be expected.

I’ll be reading more in this series, but I’m not really excited about that fact πŸ™‚