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Authors: Carol Berg

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The Soul Mirror

BOOK: The Soul Mirror
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Praise for the Novels of Carol Berg
The Spirit Lens
 
“In this superbly realized leadoff to Berg’s quasi-Renaissance fantasy trilogy . . . Berg shapes the well-worn elements of epic fantasy into a lush, absorbing narrative.”

Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
 
“Rich with vivid characters and unforgettable places. . . . [Berg] spins an infectiously enjoyable series opener that fans of thought-provoking fantasy and intriguing mystery should appreciate.”

Library Journal
 
“A super opening to what looks like a great alternate Renaissance fantasy. . . . Fans will appreciate this strong beginning as science and sorcery collide when three undercover agents investigate the divine and unholy collision of murder, magic, and physics.”
—Genre Go Round Reviews
 
“Berg is entirely adept at creating a detailed and nuanced fantasy world, made all the more impressive by noting that other books she has written seem to be about other worlds with other rules.”
—I Don’t Write Summaries
 
“A genuine page-turner that should please both mystery and fantasy fans.”

Booklist
 
“A nonstop ride to a superb ending that left my appetite whetted for the next installment.”
—Fantasy Book Critic
 
“Berg is a master world builder that novice fantasy authors would do well to study. This first installment in a new trilogy, Collegia Magica, is a winner.”

Romantic Times
 

The Spirit Lens
is an incredibly enjoyable fantasy adventure for those who love unexpected heroes, web-worked plots, magic versus technology, and librarians with a skill for investigative spying.”
—The Reader Eclectic
 
Breath and Bone
 
“The narrative crackles with intensity against a vivid backdrop of real depth and conviction, with characters to match. Altogether superior.”

Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)
 
“Berg’s lush, evocative storytelling and fully developed characters add up to a first-rate purchase for most fantasy collections.”

Library Journal
 
“Replete with magic-powered machinations, secret societies, and doomsday divinations, the emotionally intense second volume of Berg’s intrigue-laden Lighthouse Duet concludes the story of Valen. . . . Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Avalon sequence and Sharon Shinn will be rewarded.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“Berg combines druid and Christian influences against a backdrop of sorcerers, priestesses, priests, deep evil, and a dying land to create an engrossing tale to get lost in . . . enjoyable.”
—Monsters and Critics
 
“An excellent read . . . a satisfying sequel.”
—Fresh Fiction
 
Flesh and Spirit
 
“The vividly rendered details . . . give this book such power. Berg brings to life every stone in a peaceful monastery and every nuance in a stratified society, describing the difficult dirty work of ordinary life as beautifully as she conveys the heart-stopping mysticism of holiness just beyond human perception.”
—Sharon Shinn, national bestselling author of
Quatrain
 
“Valen is unquestionably memorable—in what is definitely a dark fantasy as much concerned with Valen’s internal struggle as with his conflicts with others.”

Booklist
 
“Chilling fantasy.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“Fast-paced. . . . Berg creates a troubled world full of politics, anarchy, and dark magic. . . . The magic is fascinating.”
—SFRevu
 
“Carol Berg has done a masterful job of creating characters, places, religions, and political trials that grab and hold your attention. . . . Don’t miss one of 2007’s best fantasy books!”
—Romance Reviews Today
“[Berg] excels at creating worlds. . . . I’m eagerly awaiting the duology’s concluding volume,
Breath and Bone
. . . . An engrossing and lively tale, with enough action to keep you hungry for more.”

The Davis Enterprise
 
The Bridge of D’Arnath Novels
 
“A very promising start to a new series.”

The Denver Post
 
“Berg has mastered the balance between mystery and storytelling [and] pacing; she weaves past and present together, setting a solid foundation. . . . It’s obvious [she] has put incredible thought into who and what makes her characters tick.”

The Davis Enterprise
 
“Berg exhibits her skill with language, world building, and the intelligent development of the magic that affects and is affected by the characters. . . . A promising new multivolume work that should provide much intelligent entertainment.”

Booklist
 
“Imagination harnessed to talent produces a fantasy masterpiece, a work so original and believable that it will be very hard to wait for the next book in this series to be published.”

Midwest Book Review
 
“[Seri] is an excellent main heroine; her voice, from the first person, is real and practical. . . . I’m truly looking forward to seeing what happens next.”
—SF Site
 
“Gut-wrenching, serious fantasy fiction.”
—Science Fiction Romance
 
Song of the Beast
Winner of the Colorado Book Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy
 
“The plot keeps twisting right until the end . . . entertaining characters.”

Locus
 
“Berg’s fascinating fantasy is a puzzle story, with a Celtic-flavored setting and a plot as intricate and absorbing as fine Celtic lacework. . . . The characters are memorable, and Berg’s intelligence and narrative skill make this stand-alone fantasy most commendable.”

Booklist
 
“It would be easy to categorize it as another dragon fantasy book. Instead, it is a well-crafted mystery. . . . Definitely recommended for libraries looking for high-quality fantasy and mystery additions.”

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ALSO BY CAROL BERG
THE COLLEGIA MAGICA SERIES
The Spirit Lens
 
THE LIGHTHOUSE SERIES
Flesh and Spirit
Breath and Bone
 
THE BRIDGE OF D’ARNATH SERIES
Son of Avonar
Guardians of the Keep
The Soul Weaver
Daughter of Ancients
 
THE RAI-KIRAH SERIES
Transformation
Revelation
Restoration
Song of the Beast
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