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Fantasy Romance Review: The Silver Pear by Michelle Diener

The Silver Pear by Michelle Diener (The Dark Forest #2)

Egalley courtesy to the author

Synopsis from Goodreads
An unlikely princess . . .

Kayla is determined to master her new-found abilities as a wild magic witch. She's learning everything she can so she and her betrothed, Rane, can put a stop to the sorcerers who are recklessly gathering their power, building up their magic to take each other on in a war that will destroy the countries of Middleland.

An even more unlikely sorcerer . . .

Mirabelle's father was one of the greatest sorcerers in Middleland, but when he used the magic in the silver pear to bespell his pregnant wife to give birth to the greatest sorcerer who would ever live, he never thought that child would be a girl. Mirabelle is nothing like a usual sorcerer, confounding every expectation, and when she comes to the rescue of Rane's brother, Soren, she makes a decision few sorcerers would. She saves him, rather than herself, losing the silver pear in the process.

And using magic always exacts a price . . .

With war not just a possibility but simply a matter of time, there are no neutral parties and no fence-sitters in Kayla and Mirabelle's new world. Everyone is either an ally or an enemy and there is a price to pay for everything. The question is, how high will it be?

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This was a pleasant fantasy, ladies and gents, even if a little bit dull until the events sped up in the last third of the book. Personally, I loved the first book in the series more. It was also a perfect clean romance - no swearing, no explicit lovemaking, safe to read for teens or even middle graders (just a note, if any of you are on the lookout for one).

The plot is split between two narratives happening at the same time. On one side there are Kayla and Rane - the protagonists from the first book searching for Soren, Rane's disappeared brother, and plotting to overthrow the quartet of power-greedy sorcerers with the help of Kayla's new abilities.

On the other hand, there are Soren and Miri, the latter is the only female sorceress in the land, trying to find a a magical silver pear belonging to Miri and reunite with Rane and Kayla. While first couple is comfortable with each other and in love, the second one is a tentative alliance of need turning into friendship and love over the course of the book.

There are plenty of adventures and magical battles in The Silver Pear, and what I loved about it the most was that the main protagonists were nice people. Strong, sensible men and practical, determined and powerful women who more often than not ended up saving their other halves.*grinning* I do love kick butt heroines, and while there is no showing off here, there is a quiet, matter-of-fact strength which I found really enjoyable.

Overall, a nice read if you are not expecting it to blow your socks off. Instead you'll have a pleasant afternoon.

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Честно говоря, первая книга серии была всё же поживее. Большая часть Серебряной Груши скучновата и только в последнюю треть книги события ускоряются.

Книга разделена на два повествования. Первое - со слов Кэйлы и Рэйна, главных героев, с которыми мы познакомились в первой книге. Большую часть книги они занимаются тем,что ищут исчезнувшего брата Рэйна - Сорена и замышляют как истребить четырёх колдунов, пытающихся захватить власть над землями Миддланд.

Второе повествование ведётся со слов Сорена и Мири - единственной колдуньи в Миддланд, которая потеряла магический артефакт - серебряную грушу, освобождая Сорена из плена её соверена, и теперь пытается её найти. В то же время парочка ищет воссоединения с Рэйном и Кэйлой, первоначально из-за совпадения путей, затем из-за взаимного интереса в уничтожении двух колдунов, медленно убивающих Миддланд.

В книге полно приключений и магических битв, но написана она настолько чисто (без ругательств и сексуального содержания), что её можно читать в любом возрасте. Я люблю этого автора, но её исторический фикшн гораздо сильнее её фэнтэзийных романов. Единственное, что мне в её книгах всегда импонирует это то, что она создаёт очень милых, практичных и сильных героинь и хладнокровных, разумных и добрых героев, и зачастую первые спасают последних из различных переделок своей находчивостью.У меня это всегда вызывает улыбку.

Читать советую, но не ожидайте чего-то потрясающего. Вместо этого вы мило проведёте вечерок.

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