college of magics

Allison Marles apm at
Thu Dec 9 21:44:23 EST 2004

On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 06:36:35PM -0700, Robyn Starkey wrote:
> >Someone mentioned A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer and the
> >title sounds vaguely familiar to a book I read a long time ago.
> >
> >Can anyone who has read it more recently confirm or deny if it has a
> >very rushed ending that doesn't flow quite the way the rest of the book
> >did ?
> I love the book, but have always found the ending unsatisfactory. Not so 
> much that it is rushed; on second reading I understood better how she was 
> saying the magic worked, but I really hated the forced romance parts. I 
> thought the best bits of the book were the parts about female friendship, 
> and I was kind of annoyed that Faris so fell apart over a guy who she 
> didn't even know all that well. Plus the solution was kind of creepy.
It was so long ago now that all I can remember is being unsatisfied and
I guess I assumed it's because the ending was all rushed.  Perhaps I 
should read it again to remind myself what I didn't like since I
remember really liking the rest, which is why I was so disappointed in
the ending.

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