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Melissa McShane

Autor(a) de Burning Bright

48 Works 619 Membros 37 Reviews


Obras de Melissa McShane

Burning Bright (2016) 124 cópias
Servant of the Crown (2015) 87 cópias
The Book of Secrets (2018) 55 cópias
Wondering Sight (2017) 31 cópias
Rider of the Crown (2015) 29 cópias
The Book of Peril (2018) 24 cópias
The Summoned Mage (2017) 21 cópias
Agent of the Crown (2016) 17 cópias
Pretender to the Crown (2017) 16 cópias
Exile of the Crown (2015) 14 cópias
The Book of Mayhem (2019) 14 cópias
The Book of Lies (2019) 14 cópias
The Book of Havoc (2020) 13 cópias
Abounding Might (2017) 13 cópias
Company of Strangers (2018) 13 cópias
Guardian of the Crown (2017) 11 cópias
The Book of Harmony (2020) 10 cópias
The Book of Betrayal (2019) 10 cópias
The Book of Destiny (2020) 9 cópias
The Smoke-Scented Girl (2015) 9 cópias
Emissary (2014) 9 cópias
Champion of the Crown (2018) 8 cópias
The Book of War (2020) 7 cópias
Voyager of the Crown (2018) 7 cópias
Ally of the Crown (2020) 5 cópias
The View From Castle Always (2019) 5 cópias
The Wandering Mage (2017) 4 cópias
Liberating Fight (2021) 3 cópias
Whispering Twilight (2021) 3 cópias
Stranger to the Crown (2020) 3 cópias
The God-Touched Man (2016) 3 cópias
Scholar of the Crown (2021) 3 cópias
The Unconquered Mage (2017) 3 cópias
Spark the Fire (2021) 2 cópias
Hidden Realm 2 cópias
Soaring Flight (2022) 2 cópias
Discerning Insight (2022) 2 cópias
Silver and Shadow 1 exemplar(es)
Mortal Rites (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Shifting Loyalties (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Sands of Memory (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Beguiling Birthright (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
The Crown of Tremontane Collection (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Stone of Inheritance (2019) 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum




I like the world created within this story. It brings a new twist to the days of the British Royal Navy and Pirates. It is a slow romance but sometimes those are the best type. My favorite part was discovering the talents and extraordinary talents presented in this world. I may pick up the next few in the series, just to see more of the world.

I got this book from a book bundle.
AbsurdWizard | outras 6 resenhas | Feb 20, 2024 |
The writing in this book seems to try to encapsulate the feeling of Jane Austen's writing and it does a pretty good job at that but the plot is not at all what I expected from the writing style.
To a large degree, the book is just a female empowerment fantasy and is a bit too blunt about this in a few places. Because the MC is so capable and powerful the author struggles a bit with creating credible and tense conflict.
The pacing is almost too even imo. It's not too slow overall but it doesn't adjust to the tension of the story in some places so some things feel a bit drawn out while others move too fast.
If you enjoy writing similar to Jane Austen you will probably enjoy this too even though it is much more fantastical and has a lot more action and violence than I expected.
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omission | outras 6 resenhas | Oct 19, 2023 |
What a fun book! Loved the idea of having fairy tale retelling novellas but with the same main character(s) throughout! My favorite story was definitely the Little Red Riding Hood retelling and the Gingerbread Man one! Also, what a gorgeous cover!!!
BooksbyStarlight | 1 outra resenha | Oct 25, 2022 |
This was quite an interesting book! At first I was a little reluctant to the main-character-who-is-both-a-countess-and-a-librarian idea but I actually ended up liking it! Putting the story in a medieval-ish settings but with modern inventions (called "Devices") was also a pretty neat idea. There were still horse-drawn carriages but they also had some modern stuff, apparently, like humidifiers, guns, and even folding chairs!

Just a warning that there are quite a few suggestive comments (e.g. about women's breasts (mostly the MC's), crude joking, etc.), men often ogle and leer inappropriately at women, and in one scene a man and a woman are naked waist up and kiss passionately. One character has engaged in quite a bit of premarital sex before the book started but there aren't any sex scenes at all in the book itself and the character in question paid for his actions and is meant to have redeemed himself.

Overall, a well-written book with well-developed characters and some action mixed in. Wouldn't recommend to anyone under the age of 15 though, just to be safe.
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BooksbyStarlight | outras 7 resenhas | Oct 25, 2022 |



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