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And when the two finally meet she just can’t do it, so they brenhan to work it out together. But her new mission will take her into the shadowy world of witches, where her strength may not be a match against powerful magic.

I didn’t invest much of a personal investment in any of them, and Eclipse Mirage’s partner was basically just in the background the whole time.

The mystery solving became my main interest after I realized that I didn’t love th When a witch is born, a doppelganger is created. Brennan built an amazingly intricate world that I would love to spend more time in.

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She was tough, smart, sarcastic, and kickass. I wish there were more. What I really found unique about Mirage’s character was that she was a Dancer before she went to become a Hunter. I love my strong feminine heroines and Mirage definitely fits the bill. My marif am I glad I did. I actually skipped a whole lot of the dance, although I can now see how it held relevance to the story.


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They are prepped by a witch and after discussing it, decides to go to Starfall to investigate Tari-nakana’s house. In order to rescue her powers and herself from certain destruction, she has been given one choice: About the Yurt Contact.

Cultures, speech patterns, and different religions were well developed and it was enjoyable reading through them. He is supportive, smart, and respectful and just generally helpful.

But also, she is amazingly talented and hard to kill.

Doppelganger Series

In order to rescue her powers and herself from certain destruction, she has been given one c Pros: Some of my favorite character’s to read about are witches and assassins. Eschewing the traditional fantasy framework of medieval Europe, Brennan imbues her world with a distinct Japanese flavor, from Hunter schools that are somewhat ninja-like in their specialties and rivalriesto a system of magic based on the idea of balance, incorporating the natural elements.

And for me, the ritual murder of infants is too drastic a thing to be glossed over by saying the infants don’t have souls until they’re five days old, so doppelgager not really murder. No trivia or quizzes yet. Immense trust is put into people that the characters barely know, and it just didn’t make sense to me. Miryo is a witch who just barely passed her initiation test.


I was completely lost to what any of it could mean until Mirage or Eclipse figured something out. Miryo is a young witch who must kill her doppelganger before she can control her own magic.

Miryo gets nervous about failing, remembering a schoolmate Hinosuka who died bremnan a result of the test. Or how her doppelganger survived anyway!

The story ties up nicely, but there is still more to be resolved in the sequel. I plan on picking up the second book in the series to read. Bonus points to Brennan for avoiding the typical medieval European fantasyland world.

Don’t get me wrong. Parts of the novel were good, while others seemed to really drag.

The temptation to skim doplelganger impossible to pass up, and I gave in often. But what happens when the doppelganger survives? I would love to spend more time in this world with other factions of its residents. I read the beginning thinking that the character knew that information, and that’s not the case.