The House on Durrow Street

The House on Durrow Street

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"A charming and mannered fantasy confection with a darker core of gothic romance" is how New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb described Galen Beckett's marvelous series opener, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent . Now Beckett returns to this world of dazzling magick and refined manners, where one extraordinary woman's choice will put the fate of a nation--and all she cherishes--into precarious balance.
 
Her courage saved the country of Altania and earned the love of a hero of the realm. Now sensible Ivy Quent wants only to turn her father's sprawling, mysterious house into a proper home. But soon she is swept into fashionable society's highest circles of power--a world that is vital to her family's future but replete with perilous temptations.

Yet far greater danger lies beyond the city's glittering ballrooms--and Ivy must race to unlock the secrets that lie within the old house on Durrow Street before outlaw magicians and an ancient ravening force plunge Altania into darkness forever.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books/Spectra, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780553807592
0553807595
Branch Call Number: BEC
Characteristics: 685 pages ; 21 cm

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SterlingAngel
Nov 02, 2013

I thought this book was better then "The Magicians and Mrs. Quent" (the first book in the set.) Some of the characters are fleshed out more and they really have to grow and adapt to changes in their lives. There were some very interesting developments that kept me reading past when I normally go to bed. If you liked the first book, you have to read this one!

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SilverIlix
Aug 22, 2011

A great second book. This follows the Magicians and Mrs. Quent.
Still the same great characters, still a good pace and a intresting, interconnected story.

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olgalivshin
Mar 04, 2011

Borrowed Nov, 17, 2010

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