My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What is so magical and fantastic about England and great big old houses? The Lion, the Witch, the Wardrobe. Harry Potter. Lord of the Rings. The magic that is common in each of these stories draws me like a moth to a flame. From enormous castles and decrepit abbeys I find myself wandering corridors, looking at talking paintings and gazing into dark enchanted mirrors. Obsidian Mirror is an astonishing adventure filled with this same magic.
The story focuses on an enchanted mirror that is the obsession of wanders, adventures, and time travelers (to name a few) all whom are looking for answers. Main character Jake Wilde has more than one question that he needs answers to, but just how Oberon Venn murdered his father takes front stage. Venn, the once famous recluse has questions as well but holds many more secrets which all lead directly back to the mysterious mirror that Jake’s father found. Venn is not alone in wanting to unlock its secrets and capture its power. The mirror in question is housed in Venn’s dilapidated estate. As the story progresses strangers interested in its power arrive with both good and bad intentions. Venn has more secrets than just the mirror, a group of elemental spirits surrounds the grounds of his ancestral home. Regardless of so many obstacles, Jake has but one mission, to find out what happened to his father.
I enjoyed author Catherine Fisher’s take on what seemed a familiar storyline but is actually an original story full of refreshing ideas. Readers of many interests should take note; Obsidian Mirror is a book that transcends more than one genre and skips joyfully from Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Historical and back again. I savored the read and look forward to more!
** This is an ARC review.
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