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The Winter Oak by James A. Hetley
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The Winter Oak

by James A. Hetley

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not a good as the predecessor, just finishes off a few loose ends. A bit less violent though as everyone sorts themselves out. ( )
  reading_fox | Oct 26, 2015 |
An interesting blend of Celtic mythology and (fairly standard) urban fantasy tropes (e.g. damaged female protagonists, staunch male protagonists with shadowed pasts, etc). It does particularly well on the gritty urban front, immersing us in the discomforts and miseries of daily life in the human world, and it delivers a truly creepy villain, scientist-witch Fiona. However, to me the characters often felt more like collections of neuroses than complete human beings, there was little overall plot, and there was little fun to be had in the tale. ( )
  salimbol | Jul 10, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0441012019, Paperback)

Critically-acclaimed author James A. Hetley returns to the world of the Summer Country-the Celtic realm of magic and myth that's just three steps away from reality.

Maureen Pierce has come to terms with her magical heritage and has elected to stay in the enchanted land. But before she can fully embrace her new home-and new love, Pendragon warrior Brian Albion-Maureen must face the sorceress she believed was vanquished forever.

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"In the realm known as the Summer Country - the violent land of blood and magic where myth and legend are all too real - Maureen Pierce has claimed her place among the powerful. But her many scars have yet to heal. She struggles to come to terms with her tragic life, while trying to find some way to allow the warrior Brian Albion into her heart. Her sister, Jo, still lives in the world of men - fighting the demons that have haunted her own nightmares." "But the sisters' unresolved fear and anger are about to be turned against them - as Fiona, the dark witch whom they vanquished together, seeks revenge. And she has allied herself with the dread dragon Khe'sha. Now, the only chance they have is to overcome the pain that has cursed them their entire lives, and face sinister forces bent on their destruction."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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