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by Nancy A. Collins

eBook Right Hand Magic: A Novel of Golgotham download ISBN: 0451463668
Author: Nancy A. Collins
Publisher: Ace; Original edition (December 7, 2010)
Language: English
ePub: 1745 kb
Fb2: 1472 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

View our feature on Nancy A Collins' Right Hand Magic. I really enjoyed this book. Nancy A. Collins has authored more than 15 novels, numerous short stories, and served as writer for DC Comics' Swamp Thing for two years

View our feature on Nancy A Collins' Right Hand Magic. It had a fresh new taste to it, for an urban fantasy. Also, the girl on the cover is modestly dressed for the genre's covers. I think the world is something new and the. Collins has authored more than 15 novels, numerous short stories, and served as writer for DC Comics' Swamp Thing for two years. She is a recipient of the HWA's Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Society Award, and has been nominated for the Eisner, John Campbell Memorial, World Fantasy & International Horror Guild Awards.

View our feature on Nancy A Collins' Right Hand Magic. A friend told me about this book, saying the main character went to Wellesley. Right Hand Magic: A Novel of Golgotham. عاينة هذا الكتاب . ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة. As my friends know, my alma mater is enough to get me to read something. I'd read Collins' Sonja Blue books and liked. عاينة المستخدمين - yas4735 - LibraryThing.

Right Hand Magic: A Novel. has been added to your Cart. I was in a perpetual state of amazement reading The Right Hand of Magic, it was engrossing, fueled by Collins' storytelling verve, pitch perfect, and with all the elements that urban fantasy buffs hunger for. Loved it!

Right Hand Magic: A Novel.

Right Hand Magic book. 0451463668 (ISBN13: 9780451463661). Collins stocks Golgotham with a wealth of detail, from leprechaun pubs to secret subway tunnels to huldra strip clubs to Tate’s new landlord, Hexe, a handsome sorcerer. I wish Golgotham were real so I could go there and wander around for a day.

Includes bibliographical references. Like most Manhattanites, aspiring artist Tate can't resist a good rental deal-even if it's in the city's strangest neighborhood, Golgotham, where for centuries werewolves, centaurs, and countless other creatures have roamed the streets. Her new landlord is a sorcerer name Hexe, who is determined to build his reputation without using dark, left-hand magic.

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Collins, Nancy A. from Cowpen wasn’t going to solve all our financial worries, it was enough to give us the first breathing room we’d known in months. from Cowpen wasn’t going to solve all our financial worries, it was enough to give us the first breathing room we’d known in months be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, for once it didn’t appear to be a train barreling down on us. However, the moment I set foot in the door and saw a scowling Hexe waiting for me in the front parlor, my high spirits came crashing back down to earth. Octavia tells me that you ran into a burning building today. For crying out loud, Hexe!.

Left Hand Magic: A Novel. a very well done portrayal of a strange neighborhood amid our all-too-mundane reality. great beginning to what appears to be a fantastic new urban fantasy series. I look forward to reading the second story to see what the author does with this incredible and complex neighborhood.

Like most Manhattanites, aspiring artist Tate can't resist a good rental deal-even if it's in the city's strangest neighborhood, Golgotham, where for centuries werewolves, centaurs, and countless other creatures have roamed the streets. Her new landlord is a sorcerer name Hexe, who is determined to build his reputation without using dark, left-hand magic. As Tate is drawn into Hexe's fascinating world, they both find that the right hand does not always know what the left hand is doing-and avoiding darkness is no easy trick...

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Comments: (7)
Amerikan_Volga
~~~~SPOILERS~~~~~~

Okay Nancy Collins did a wonderful job at world building and the characters were so-so, but where in the heck was the plot. I'll tell you where: AWOL. I hate to say it, but this book was absent even more than plot. Tate was all over the map. She wanted to save money, but she was forever throwing money around AND let's not forget her rich parents. Hexe is a left hand healer/prince/relaxed bad A*~??? The hairless cat smiles and somehow Tate thinks that is NOT creepy? Have you ever seen an animal try to smile? I saw a bit on Americas funniest Home Videos that featured just such an anomaly, and let me tell you animals attempting to smile is capital C-reepy. Also, I didn't particularly enjoy the way things were half explained. It was cool that Collins didn't go with the love triangle. Truthfully, I kept waiting for it and was always pleasantly surprised that Hexe was pretty much it for Tate. The romance was slow building which was sweet, but there were times I actually wondered if it was ever going to happen. The love making scene was about as flat as jiffy mix pancake, so if you're looking for steamy hot sex this isn't the book for you. Admittedly, I skipped around, but the world building kept drawing me back in. I'm not sure this book deserved three stars, but I didn't detest it, so I went ahead and gave it the `I like it' star for good measure. If you're curious, go ahead and indulge, but don't buy new.
Cordann
4.5 Stars

Nancy Collin's inventive urban fantasy is amazing wrought as her characters both mundane and magically-inclined, intertwine in the most notorious and guarded suburb of New York, Golgotham. When trust fund baby and industrial artist Tate Eresby ventures to find an apartment in the largely magically populated Golgotham, she has no idea that she will embark on an adventure that will change her entire world, put her at death's door, and perhaps find her true calling. And maybe....just maybe...love.

Collin's Golgotham is rich, fetid, humming with environment, and my only comparison on the level of atmosphere is Downside, my favorite series by Stacia Kane. Collin's imagery invokes similar edgy themes, a press of races diverging on a portion of a city rife with crime, magic both benign and malicious, where you can get fried gator-on-a-stick as well as essentials to replenish your magical arsenal. Flavor reigns heavily in The Right Hand of Magic, and of course, the simmering attraction between its two leads: Tate and Hexe.

When Tate moves into Hexe's family mansion (aka the Boardinghouse), she's overjoyed by the space she's rented, a place where she can create her art in peace. But peace is in short supply. With Scratch, Hexe's familiar that shapeshifts into a diminutive hairless cat with wings, a shadowy oracle bunkered down in the basement, and an Uncle who despises humans...Hexe and Tate have a lot of nonsense to deal with in the beginning-least of all his being a Kymeran prince who only uses right-hand magic to heal and heir to the realm, and her rather annoying human status.

Life in the otherworldly borough hits critical mass when they rescue Lukas a were-couger, whose plucky escape from the fighting pits of the Malandanti overlord Boss Marz forces them to engage the magical cabal head on as he tries to retrieve his property. Despite Tate's lack of magical ability, Collin's manages still to pull off a coup de grace full of action by allowing Tate's creations to be imbued by Hexe's magic with the foreshadowing of a cryptic prophecy, half of which is yet to be fulfilled. Now that has whetted my appetite for the sequel.

I was in a perpetual state of amazement reading The Right Hand of Magic, it was engrossing, fueled by Collins' storytelling verve, pitch perfect, and with all the elements that urban fantasy buffs hunger for. Loved it!

A Fiendishly Bookish Review (and one grumpy cat)
Welahza
The premise is inspiring. The setting is worthy of several novels. The writing is crap.

I did enjoy some of the scenes and the characters had believable backstorys. I couldn't get past the use of magic to solve temporary problems. It seemed that every time a problem arose that might have led somewhere it was quashed by 'quick' magic if it did not conform to a preconceived plot line. There was a desperation in the authors writing to impress the reader.

It occurs to me that most of the negative or less than complimentary reviews I have written could all be overcome by good editing.
Crazy
I am an empathic sensitive, with deep intuition and work with clients and students. I read only paranormal and urban fantasy. Nice story. Enjoyed the character interaction. I read only these books, for the writers~storytellers have a nice way with their words and these types of books, assist in keeping my vocabulary honed and great for examples, when I need to share insight, in practical ways.
heart of sky
I loved Ms. Collins Sonja Blue fiction. Hard edged. Creative. Dark.

This book, which I couldn't finish, seems designed to capture YA hearts and minds. The near instant attraction between the heroine and her monster landlord or the tormented were- and his caretaker read like a cheap romance. All the main characters have challenging family relationships, which they seem to share with each other and the reader almost immediately. There really is a lack of subtlety and nuance that is surprising considering her previous works

He previous novels had a rich dark humor, which this one lacks. The language seems clumsy, where in the past she had some lovely constructions.

I was hopeful to dive into a new series of Ms. Collins, but it won't be this one.
Paxondano
I like to read anything Nancy writes. Good read.
JoJosho
I liked this book. It was different "paranormals" type story, set in what sounds similar to Manhattan, NY. I would definitely recommend it and read the next in the series.
It was an okay read. For those of us who read Sonya Blue 20 years ago, probably, not our read for now. If you buy it, enjoy it. The book isn't terrible, just not gripping.