Touched by Magic

Touched by Magic Doranna Durgin
  • Title: Touched by Magic
  • Author: Doranna Durgin
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  • Touched by Magic Doranna Durgin Touched by Magic Doranna Durgin envelops her appealing characters with a rare shimmering aura of mystic legend Romantic Times One man loses everything to magic and will do anything to prevent it from taking over his
    Doranna Durgin envelops her appealing characters with a rare, shimmering aura of mystic legend Romantic Times One man loses everything to magic and will do anything to prevent it from taking over his world Magic has never been a part of Reandn s life Almost gone from Keland when he was born, there is no trace of it left by the time he patrols the Keep lands Doranna Durgin envelops her appealing characters with a rare, shimmering aura of mystic legend Romantic Times One man loses everything to magic and will do anything to prevent it from taking over his world.Magic has never been a part of Reandn s life Almost gone from Keland when he was born, there is no trace of it left by the time he patrols the Keep lands as an elite King s Wolf Magic has never been a part of Reandn s life Until the people under his care start dying Until the threat extends to his family and then turns on him Someone, somewhere, is trying to draw magic back into Keland, and they don t care what or who is destroyed in the process But Reandn does.
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    About Doranna Durgin


    1. Backlist eBooks Author Page backlistebooks author FaceBookfacebook dorannadurginDoranna responded to all early injunctions to put down that book notebook and go outside to play by climbing trees to read write Such quirkiness of spirit has led to an eclectic publishing journey, spanning genres over 30 novels to include mystery, SF F, action romance, paranormal, franchise, and a slew of essays and short stories.But after all that, mostly she still prefers to hang around outside her New Mexico mountain home with the animals, riding dressage on her Lipizzan and training for performance sports with the dogs She doesn t believe so much in mastering the beast within, but in channeling its power For good or bad has yet to be decidedDun Lady s Jess, Doranna s first published fantasy novel, received the 1995 Compton Crook Stephen Tall award for the best first book in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres When she s not writing, Doranna builds web pages, including this one.


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    1. This is the first of two books in a medieval fantasy involving wizards, magical unicorns, and the king s elite warriors wolves The author knows horses and includes numerous grooming and training scenes I liked the characters well enough, but the plot felt too slow at times I got restless The plot involves children and adults vanishing, so I wanted to see the heroic wolf leader Reandn aka Dnny make progress towards resolution faster Plus, the talented narrator read the audiobook fairly slowly, wi [...]

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    2. First off, I won this book from the Early Reviewers on LibraryThing.Reandn lives in world where magic has disappeared, or so everyone believes When two boys and a young maiden disappear, Reandn head the group of Wolves who try to find out what happened to the missing people He also has spells that make him dizzy and he passes out He doesn t know what causes the spells But when his son and then his wife disappears, he finds out who is doing the magic But no one believes him And just like his wife [...]

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    3. Dan Reandn hides his blinding headaches, visions and the noise piercing his brain from everyone But his wife Adela realizes something is wrong, as does his Wolf pack leader, Saxe As the pain intensifies and the source of its cause is revealed, Reandn loses his wife and adopted son to the evil magic of Ronsin Transported to another place far south of his home, Reandn vows to avenge her death But this is no small task as the world still believes that magic died out years ago Reandn is the only one [...]

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    4. I did not care for this book While the premise was interesting and the main character s reaction was initially and intriguing place to go forward from, the plot was so full of inexplicable holes the story kept falling through them And then banging around down there like a dragon that had swallowed pots and pans instead of the maiden it was trying for The characters swiftly became one dimensional, the moody, can t explain or else the plot will be resolved in two seconds, hero the I mean you no ha [...]

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    5. It s very hard to write about this book and not give away a major spoiler, around which much of the plot is reliant I will just say that I thought this book was awesome, it sat on my phone for ages and I kept choosing other things to read instead and once I was in it, I couldn t work out why I d delayed.

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    6. An epic fantasyA world which has lost its magic comes into it again Reandn is First in a patrol for King s Keep He starts getting some odd sensations which I personally would describe as migraines.

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    7. why did i put this on my shelf Not my thing at all

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    8. Magic left the world suddenly a number of years ago But Reandn discovers it might not be entirely gone After losing all he loves because of it, Reandn is very antagonistic about it ever coming back.

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    9. Interesting story, wonderful characters, intriguing land where magic once was common and an evil wizard that it is easy to hope will get his comeuppance from the good characters that play major roles in the story all can be found in this story.This is the first book in the Magic Rising series and as with all of the books I have read by this author I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end This series has great potential for many books if the author feels like writing them The characters and [...]

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    10. The good and evil of magicI thoroughly enjoyed this book The world of Keland is introduced slowly so as to not be overwhelming, as can sometimes happen with overly ambitious Fantasy authors The characters are well developed with depth of emotions and diversity of experiences The book begins by introducing us to the ranks of Wolf, Hound, and Dragon patrol soldiers human lawmen and lawwomen whose work suits the names of their groups We get to know the hero in his home element before his world come [...]

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    11. Usually the cover would put me off, but it was free on , and the description piqued my interest Glad it did I found it a nice, small scale fantasy set in quite a generic but warmly invisaged world see below Author clearly loves horses, but also treats people quite well, and the adventure moves along well, though with a few plausible pauses and changes of direction One thing I did get was that, central magical premise apart, the world was closer to the American Old West than medieval rennaisance [...]

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    12. I d say this was an interesting Fantasy book.However,I think the author could have spent time at the beginning developing the story line for the Kings Wolves, Dragons and Hounds, since I initially didn t know if the story was dealing with Were creatures or Humans While I had some confusion with the story at the beginning,I really got into the story as it evolved and new characters were introduced although I never did feel anything for the evil Magician who ruined Reandn s life.I can certainly s [...]

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    13. When I first started this I was a little unsettled in terms of wondering if the wolves were people or animals I think that might be just me getting confused though Once I managed to get my head past this I was able to enjoy a fun and honest fantasy novel The world Durgin created is one that I can understand and she didn t try and include too much detail or too many characters The characters were allowed to develop as the novel went on so that as a reader I could connect with several of them I m [...]

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    14. When children go missing in the village, and then his wife and her friend, Reandn, a King s Wolf goes in search of them All the while he is suffering a mysterious malady that knocks him out for days The kingdom has not had magic for years but it seems that it is returning somehow and Reandn is allergic to it It makes it very hard to fulfill the mission he has set for himself.An interesting concept but a slow beginning Can t say I ever felt for any of the characters Perhaps when my reading list g [...]

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    15. What can I say It s genre fiction Light reading, a little incoherent, rushed through the end More emphasis on physical fighting than the interesting aspects of the story, which could have been evolved Seemed to be a lot of attempts at world building at the beginning that could have been better woven throughout the story, and better world building later, when the story became engaging Pacing was a real problem with this book Also, it could have used better proofreading Nevertheless, after a ro [...]

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    16. In Reandn s world, magic has vanished As a King s wolf, he has no interest in this But when there are mysterious disappearances in the castle, resulting in the loss of his wife and adopted son, and his transportation to a far flung area of the Kingdom, Danny begins to believe in magic, and vows that he will do everything in his power to prevent the return of magic This wasn t awful it was a fun story, but it was extremely frustrating how quickly action scenes jumped to conclusions and how slowly [...]

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    17. I m once again woefully behind in housework not to mention writing but I have no complaints I spent too many hours last night and most of my free time today reading Touched by Magic I applaud the author for NOT taking the easy way out, and for writing an honest story filled with real people I see this is the start of a collection of fantasy stories and predict many sleepless nights Time well spent.Grab your favorite beverage, keep snacks close at hand, turn off the television and immerse yourse [...]

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    18. A beautiful book, both sad and hopeful, with good realistic characters and a fairly strong plotline, not to mention a new to me take on magic The story does sag a bit in the middle that muddle in the middle and as the sagging begins, proofreading errors follow along Editing quality returns toward the end, but then the problem was too easily solved None of it was enough to destroy my enjoyment of the story, which does stand alone And the unicorns and horses helped make this a good, good read.

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    19. Debated between my default 3 stars and 4 Satisfying story Some editing flaws, and a few pages here and there where my attention wandered Writing that is serviceable but not compelling Unidimensional bad guy All low 3 star indicators But some fascinating characters and interesting twists on the fantasy theme put this one up a notch.When I was done I had to reread the prologue Very aptly and nicely named.

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    20. I d rather give it 2.5 stars The world building in the beginning was clunky and detracted from the story Although the writing is technically proficient, I never grew to like the characters enough to care about them Numerous editing and spelling errors popped up throughout the book which, in combination with poor pacing, made it an unsatisfying read By the end, I was glad the author rushed the conclusion because I just wanted it to be over with.

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    21. I truly enjoyed this fantasy Compelling characters drive the story The plot, about an evil magician who has someone learned how to latch onto magic that most people think has disappeared from the world, is strong and convoluted, with a bit of mystery The book is well written and fast paced I ll definitely read by this author.

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    22. Good book, enjoyed the characters, even the annoying ones were perfectly annoying as they were meant to be One thing I was disappointed in was how long it took to get around to introducing the chick on the cover I was expecting things to happen a little bit quicker mid book Overall an enjoyable read I wouldn t mind reading a sequal to find out what happens next in this world.

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    23. I was surprised by how not cheesy this was because there s a picture of a unicorn on the cover and we all know that unicorns mean cheese The pacing was pretty uneven at times, like jogging down a hill and occasionally running into stretches of quicksand, but the characters were well fleshed out and there was no cliffhanger ending I appreciate that.

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    24. I was looking through the free section on Kobo, when I came across this book.I am happy that I downloaded it.I wouldn t have bought it because of the cover I know I m that sort of person I enjoyed this book immensely and even bought the second one in the series.Both great reads, with great characters.If you can get pass the cover than read it

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    25. ExcellentIt has been a while since I ve enjoyed a book as much as this one Fantasy is always my favorite, and this one is well plotted and well written I like the unusual story and brilliant characterization This is my introduction to author Doranna Durgin I expect to read of her works.

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    26. Definitely MagicA very different take on magic returning to a world that has almost forgotten it s existence Thoroughly interesting characters that deal with overwhelming loss and still find courage to choose life instead of bitterness a grief Well written and hard to put down from beginning to end

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    27. Touched by Magic is well written, the main character is believable and the story flows well Despite the many positives the book didn t really appeal to me and it took my a while to get through The book may hold greater appeal for younger readers, to those dedicated to this genre.

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    28. First book in the Magic Rising series The protagonist is well developed while the antagonist is poorly drawn The story flows well and the world building about average.I expected better from this author.

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    29. Great story This story was worth reading I was completely hooked from the beginning all of the way to the end Filled with so much action, I couldn t put it down Again, great reading

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    30. Can t wait to use this one on my son Someday you ll have judgement, and then I ll take you into situations where you have to use it Until then, you ll have to use mine, and it says you stay here.

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