Mother of Souls

Mother of Souls At last Return to the enchanted realm of Alpennia for the eagerly awaited sequel to Daughter of Mystery and The Mystic Marriage All her life Serafina Talarico has searched in vain for a place where s

  • Title: Mother of Souls
  • Author: Heather Rose Jones
  • ISBN: 9781594935176
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • At last Return to the enchanted realm of Alpennia for the eagerly awaited sequel to Daughter of Mystery and The Mystic Marriage.All her life, Serafina Talarico has searched in vain for a place where she and her mystical talents belong She never found it in Rome the city of her birth where her family s Ethiopian origins marked them as immigrants After traveling halfway aAt last Return to the enchanted realm of Alpennia for the eagerly awaited sequel to Daughter of Mystery and The Mystic Marriage.All her life, Serafina Talarico has searched in vain for a place where she and her mystical talents belong She never found it in Rome the city of her birth where her family s Ethiopian origins marked them as immigrants After traveling halfway across Europe to study with Alpennia s Royal Thaumaturgist, her hopes of finding a home among Margerit Sovitre s circle of scholars are dashed, for Serafina can perceive, but not evoke, the mystical forces of the Mysteries of the Saints and even Margerit can t awaken her talents.When Serafina takes lodgings with Luzie Valorin, widowed music teacher and aspiring composer, both their lives are changed forever Luzie s music holds a power to rival the Mysteries, and Serafina alone has the vision to guide her talents For sorcery threatens the fate of Alpennia indeed of all of Europe locking the mountains in a malevolent storm meant to change the course of history Alpennia s mystic protections are under attack and the key to survival may lie in the unlikeliest of places Luzie s ambition to write an opera on the life of the medieval philosopher Tanfrit.
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    1. Heather Rose Jones writes fantasy, historic fantasy, and historical fiction, including the Alpennia series with swordswomen and magic in an alternate Regency setting She blogs about research into lesbian like motifs in history and literature at the Lesbian Historic Motif Project which provides inspiration for her fiction She has a PhD in linguistics, studying metaphor theory and the semantics of Medieval Welsh prepositions, and works as an industrial failure investigator in biotech.

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    1. Surely Miss Jones, this cannot be the end of the series because it ends on quite the cliffhanger Wow Again, this series is soooo hard if not impossible to write a review for With layers upon layers of intricate plot, the many threads that run through this story, both political and mysterious These fabulous characters, their love, their ambitions, their struggles It took me the whole of book one Daughter of Mystery to get familiar with the players, the political climate of Alpennia, the influenti [...]


    2. I love these books for their elegant flowing prose that draws you in like a warm cocoon In book 3, we are back in the richly woven tapestry that is Alpennia, following our protagonist Serafina, who can sense the power in musical mysteries, but is unable to perform them herself Serafina arrives in Alpennia in search of knowledge and runs into Luzie when looking for lodgings Luzie supports herself through her music compositions, and is unaware of the gift she carries in her music The main storylin [...]


    3. It s been a long wait a year and a half, but I finally got to go back in time to my favorite fictional European country tiny, landlocked Alpennia and her quaint courtly customs, intrigue and politics I got to catch up again with the goings on of my favorite lady aristocrats and got to know their ever widening circle of 18th century feminists this time including commoners and even a foreigner Compared to other historical romances, the Alpennia series is distinctive for its very detailed and almos [...]


    4. The return to the realm of Alpennia did not disappoint I m not entirely sure how to review it properly, because a lot and I mean a lot is happening in the lives of our beloved characters.While The Daughter of Mystery was primarily focussed around the Barbara and Margerit, the sequels have an ensemble cast now The circle around Barbara and Margerit is expanding rapidly a group of women who, in a society strict with rules of propriety and protocol, slowly but with determination carve their own pat [...]


    5. Another fantastic visit to the fascinating fictional country of Alpennia Chock full of strong female characters, dense and interesting story construction, with just a touch of magic and romance Ms Jones creates characters that come to life on the page and leave the reader wondering what happens in their lives after the story ends I look forward to many installments, though each book stands alone effectively, in my opinion, full appreciation comes from reading them all in order.


    6. Delving further into the Alpennia world, a gloriously female centric alt 19th century European principality near Austria Alchemy Sort of religious magic Court intrigue This is fantasy with romances woven through it, so we get loads about the couples from the first two books as well as a rather wistful minor key new central pair Deeply immersive, detailed world, really def best to start with book 1 for ease of following along And all sorts of fascinating possibilities opening up for other charact [...]


    7. It s here, it s finally here I ve been waiting for book 3 of Heather Rose Jones s Alpennia series since no 2 came out last year And the book doesn t disappoint All the familiar characters return but the scope of their intrigue and adventure is widened In the first book, Margerit s and Barbara s spheres revolve around the cities of Rotenek and Chalanz in the second, it is the realm of Alpennia that the adventures are played out on in this book, the consequences of the actions of the characters ex [...]


    8. I am a terrible when the time comes to give five stars I just feel five stars is too much, even if I loved the book It must be than just liking it, I must feel it is a really good book in many other aspects and I usually end up struggling and giving four Now, having said that, this book is getting five stars, no question or shadow of a doubt I would give it four if it was a stand alone, but this is the third in a series that keeps delivering Beautiful prose, good plot, lovable characters who dr [...]


    9. I ve been putting off writing this review, because I have SO MANY THOUGHTS.First, the good I absolutely loved the focus on opera and mystery in this one, and I really enjoyed Barbara s, Margerit s, Antuniet s, and Jeanne s plotlines I enjoyed the quiet pace and the slow spooling out of the plot even though it was occasionally jarring to have so many major events happen offstage Of the secondary characters, I particularly loved Anna and Iuli And I loved that a trans secondary character was introd [...]


    10. Next installment in Jones s terrific Alpennia series start with Daughter of Mystery I get a deeper understanding of the world building with each book and it s lovely to visit with old friends and new Highly recommended


    11. It s difficult for me to judge this book, because while I love many things about it and all of the Alpennia novels , the pacing is odd and the emphasis on events often seems off at the same time, I m coming to realize that this very slow, multi stranded plotting approach is a feature of the author s style This novel introduces one new protagonist Luzie Valorin, a widow who makes a living teaching music but who has a talent for composition and promotes a secondary character from the previous book [...]


    12. Over three books, I ve watched the Alpennia novels transition from awkwardly tropetastic Ruritanian Heyeresque romance, emphasis on the romance, plus some magic to graceful, coherent fantasies that just happen to be set in a country that doesn t exist and include a lot of women who fall in love with each other to varying degrees This is the book where the transition really gels the depictions of Alpennian society as always, shown from the perspective of an outsider, or several and politics flow [...]


    13. Every time I read an Alpennia book, I fall in love with the universe I m starting to think that s why I find each one better tha the last, but to be honest, even if MOTHER OF SOULS had been my first dip into Alpennia, it would still have deserved all those starsULS s new romance comes between Serafina queer black woman first introduced in the previous book and Luzie, a widowed music teacher and composer And somehow their story manages to be every bit as interesting, if not , than the continued [...]


    14. I enjoyed this marginally less than its two predecessors reviewed here and here , not because of any problems with the writing, but simply because it felt like a middle book than the second in the series did, and because the subject matter was less interesting to me personally.On the first point, by middle book I mean one where a lot of different plotlines are going on at once and a lot of sections exist to set up things in future books There were elements of this in the second book, but in gen [...]



    15. Okay, so I just finished Mother of Souls and I have a lot of thoughts AND feelings about this book.I m not going to bother recapping it I will say that I love it in a really complicated way and now everything is going to go into spoilers view spoiler I didn t realize that I was in love with this book until I got to the end I got stupidly spoiled on the outcome of the romance, which made me hugely sad because I think I spent too much time waiting for an angsty event when that wasn t how it was go [...]


    16. This is a review of Mother of Souls I ve reviewed Daughter of Mystery and The Mystic Marriage I ll link to them below.Serafina Talarico has been looking for a place where she and her magic can fit in She has felt she might have found a place, with her landlady, Luzie Valorin, with whom she has been collaborating on an opera about the historic woman scholar, Tanfrit Yet as close as they ve become, Luzie can t offer her what she really wants.Meanwhile, some strange weather magic continues to plagu [...]


    17. This third Alpennia book formed a marvelous introduction to this series Set in the mid 19th Century in an imaginary land somewhere between France and Switzerland, the story has very much the feel of historical fiction in its rich detail and well realized social, economic, religious, and cultural institutions As in the real world, most women are constrained to be wives and mothers, married for the wealth or political alliances they can bring to their families Also as in actual history, extraordin [...]


    18. MEMER, I HAVE SO MANY OPINIONS ON YOUR HISTORICAL MAGICAL LOLSBIAN NOVELS IL EVERYONE AND THE LAST BOOK WAS SO GOOD ALSO IL THE HINTS OF ANNA AND THE PRINCE HAVING CRUSHES ON EACH OTHER BUT THEIR LOVE IS SO CLEARLY GOING TO BE TRAGIC.LOL I M STILL READING THE THIRD ONE SO YOU RE PAST ME, BUT DD MOAR OPINIONS I AGREE ABOUT ANNA AND THE PRINCE.I MAINLY WANT HER TO WRITE MOAR HAPPY LOLSBIANS BECAUSE IT S RIDICULOUSLY RARE TO FIND THE COMBINATION OF WELL WRITTEN, HAPPY, AND HISTORICAL, EVEN IF INO I [...]


    19. Much comfort reading, yay I loved the focus on music in this one it was fascinating to read about the view spoiler opera being created, and how it channelled mystery magic Sooo cool hide spoiler Again, a nice expansion of new angle to the magic system And lots of great stuff on creating music, poetry, whatever it was that the characters were creating.There were bits where I felt like emotionally major scenes were skipped, where I d have wanted of the emotional reactions to things that happened [...]


    20. Mother of Souls is a fantastic follow up for the Alpennia series Any fans of the last 2 books will enjoy this next edition While the romance did not accumulate to a satisfying ending for either of the main protagonist, I think the author took an ambitious risk in challenging the normal convention of the genre to have they fall madly in love The 2 women needed someone and found comfort in each other s company Sometimes it ends up like the fairy tales like in the first 2 books and sometimes it doe [...]



    21. Love the worldbuilding Love the new characters Don t love how things ended for the only woman of colour protagonist in this series Where is her unequivocal happy ending




    22. This was interesting This book is definitely marking a genre stamp for the series, moving it firmly into historical fantasy and away from romance Which, given I was getting sick of neatly parcelled romance novels, is a good thing to me I enjoyed both of the new lead women characters, and the returning ensemble cast It was particularly rewarding to see Anna the apprentice develop as a character The test to Margerit s worldview philosophy of the mysteries via Serafina was great, as was the incre [...]


    23. Another great addition to the Alpennia series, by and large Many aspects of this book are really well done I find myself dissatisfied though Not that the quality of the writing suffered, and not that I didn t enjoy reading it, but this one felt different compared to the first two.The new perspectives follow Luzie, a widowed piano teacher turned composer with uncommon talent, and Serafina, an extremely gifted vidator looking for her place in the world.As the scope of the story gets bigger, the q [...]


    24. It s been a while since I felt so conflicted while reading a novel I wanted to keep going to know what happens but I did not want to finish the story To be precise, I did not want to have to leave the company of the characters who are treasures of conception The story is so rich and densely imagined that I wish I could see the notes that Ms Jones must have accumulated to keep track of her country of Alpennia, which is somewhere near part of the Austro Hungarain Empire of yore I have read all thr [...]


    25. To begin with, it had some curious parallels to Silver on the Road, despite being very different books.As in the earlier books, I like all of these characters, and the core of their struggles rings true even apart from the overarching story, they all have their personal conflicts and motivations that keep making them strong characters you want to read about And this book certainly provided that in spades Just like The Mystic Marriage, this one took a side character introduced in the last book a [...]


    26. Viva Alpennia I can only hope there are tales of this country somewhere between France and Switzerland, a realm of magic, a magic of the Mysteries, woven by words and music and gems and the evocation of saints and other powers.Serafina Talarico has traveled across Europe to study with Margerit Sovitre, the Royal Thaumaturgist, to find a place for her own mystical talents that don t seem to fit in with traditional practices But Serafina doesn t find a place in Margerit s circle of scholars she c [...]


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