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At seventeen, scholarly Paula embarks on an adventure a trip to Istanbul with her merchant father, Teodor, to purchase an ancient artefact known as ... Show synopsis

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Littlehobbit

Juliet Marillier: My Hero

by Littlehobbit on Jan 27, 2010

Let me begin by saying that for me, nothing can ever compare to Marillier's glorious book: Daughter of the Forest. It is my favorite story and I believe Marilliers greatest work. That being said, this book enchanted me. My personal preference leads me to lengthy novels of adventure, romance, and fantasy of epic proportions. So with a nasty cold and no expectations, I cuddled up with Cybele's Secret, expecting an enjoyable read but nothing more. My brother once asked me this question: If you could live out a book, being its main character, and once the book was finished, return back to your reality, what book would you choose? I have thought on this question for a long time. At first I thought it would be easy. It wasn't, for in most of my favorite books, the protagonist endures things I would never wish too. But then I read Cybele's Secret. Silly, I know, and call it girlish fantasy, but this story is astoundingly akin to my daydreams and fantasies as a young girl. I remember making up stories of being captured by pirates or opening a portal to another land full of fair folk. Reading Cybele's Secret made me feel 12 years old again. As soon as I finished the last page, I was eager to open the book up and read it once more. Warm and nostalgic. Certainly a favorite.

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