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Review: The Fledgling Handbook 101 by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

The Fledgling Handbook 101Merry meet, fledgling. Welcome to a new life, a new world, and a new you. Welcome to the House of Night!

This might seem like a scary time, Fledgling, but never fear! As you start your journey through the ancient halls of the House of Night, this indispensable handbook will aid you in your transition from human to fledgling. Within these pages you will find invaluable information about the history of vampyres. You will also come to a better understanding of your body’s transformation, as well as read words of hope from great vampyres of the past and learn essential foundations of rituals and lore. Now, Fledgling, read on. A new life awaits you; your path to that magickal future begins here!

I am a bit torn on my opinion of this book. While I enjoyed the fact it was written as if you were a newly marked fledgling, the physiology section was utterly dull, as was the elemental portions. While some of the art pieces were interesting, many of the photographs were cheesy. Particularly the ones showing examples of marks and William Shakespeare’s painting reeked of poor photoshopping.

On the flip side, P.C. Cast did manage to create some interesting tales for notable historic figures and events. For example, using the love affairs between first, Julius Caesar and Cleopatra and later, Cleopatra and Mark Antony as a means of warning against the impact imprints can have on both the vampyre and the human was a good move on Cast’s part. The tie-in with vampyre’s involvement in Pompeii was also interesting to say the least.

Rating

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About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

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