Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn

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A woman blessed, or cursed, with a talent for witchcraft returns to Castle Auburn where she spent her childhood in joy-only to find an aura of dread awaiting her.


 

About Sharon Shinn

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Sharon Shinn is a graduate of Northwestern University, and has lived in the Midwest most of her life.
 
Published April 1, 2001 by Ace. 372 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The relationship between the sisters deepens along with the plot lines revolving around Jaxon's obsession with the Aliora and their queen, Rowena, whose flickering presence suggests other, darker story lines that Shinn might have investigated to produce a less predictable confection.

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Corie has a wonderful time with all of them but this summer marks the end of Corie's childhood, because at the end of it she begins to realize that the people and things she has loved and valued are not really what she has perceived them to be.

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And though there are dark themes -- Bryan's casual cruelty, Jaxon's growing obsession with the aliora, the steely will beneath Elisandra's apparent passivity -- Shinn only skims them, keeping the tone resolutely light.

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Though romance readers will relish the growing affection between Kent and Coriel, fantasy fans will feel a bit slighted as the Faerie community offers possibilities, but never is explored.

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Friendships, infatuations, romances and sisterly devotion all play out through the years Corie becomes more and more involved at Castle Auburn and less at-home with her grandmother at the small village she spends most of her year in.

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