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Tue Feb-23-10 10:51 PMby ca.bookwyrm

Urban Shaman
by C.E. Murphy

(urban fantasy)

Urban Shaman is an example of why I have a love-hate relationship with series books that have been out for some time before I read them: I love the fact that I can go get the next book now instead of having to wait for it to be released, but I hate that it’s been out all this time (sitting on my shelf, even) and I haven’t read it before this.

The book (and presumably the series) focuses on Jo Walker, who hasn’t opened up to her shaman powers until she, herself, is in dire need of healing. She comes to the mystic stuff naturally, being of Irish and Cherokee blood. She’s essentially turned it off, however, until forced to acknowledge it.

As with any book, there are things that will annoy some readers and slip completely past others. Some descriptions get more focus than others, and there will be times when you have to stretch your disbelief a touch more than is, perhaps, comfortable.

But you know what? This is fantasy. We should expect that of a fantasy novel.

All told, I really enjoyed this book. It’s always hard to place a book in a numerical ranking of all the books I’ve read, so I’m not even going to try. But it was well written, well paced, and just plain fun.

Grade: A

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Bookwyrm's 5(2) Books in 2010 [View all] , ca.bookwyrm, Sat Jan-02-10 08:22 PM
  1. Urban Shaman (Walker Papers #1), ca.bookwyrm, Feb 06th 2010 #1
2. Hunter's Need, ca.bookwyrm, Feb 06th 2010, #2
3. Sorcery & Cecilia: or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot, ca.bookwyrm, Feb 06th 2010, #3
4. Heart's Blood (Blood Magic #2), ca.bookwyrm, Feb 06th 2010, #4
5. Daily Life in Victorian England, ca.bookwyrm, Feb 06th 2010, #5
6. Heart of Ice (e-book, no review), ca.bookwyrm, Feb 23rd 2010, #6
7. Hurts So Good (e-book, no review), ca.bookwyrm, Feb 23rd 2010, #7
8. Silent Night (e-book, no review), ca.bookwyrm, Feb 23rd 2010, #8
9. Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling #3), ca.bookwyrm, Feb 23rd 2010, #9
RE: 9. Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling #3), bonnieann, Apr 06th 2010, #18
10. Grace Hammer, ca.bookwyrm, Feb 23rd 2010, #10
11. Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica #4), ca.bookwyrm, Feb 23rd 2010, #11
12. Mine To Possess (Psy-Changeling #4), ca.bookwyrm, Apr 03rd 2010, #12
13 - 17. Twelve Houses series, ca.bookwyrm, Apr 03rd 2010, #13
18. Sherlock Holmes, ca.bookwyrm, Apr 03rd 2010, #14
19. Broken, ca.bookwyrm, Apr 03rd 2010, #15
20. Crimson & Steam, ca.bookwyrm, Apr 03rd 2010, #16
21. Winter Moon, ca.bookwyrm, Apr 03rd 2010, #17

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