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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

Comments (23)

  1. macjam47 says:

    Wonderful review, Olga. I’m putting this on my wishlist until the kindle price drops from the current $12.99. That’s a bit high for a kindle book.

    1. Thanks, Michelle. Yes, most of the traditionally published books are almost (or as) expensive in Kindle format as they are in paper. A good reason to look at indie writers, for sure. But it is worth subscribing to newsletters like Bookbub, as they regularly publish reductions and offers, both of indie books and traditionally published books, and I’ve got a few for 0.99 or 1.99. Have a great week!

      1. macjam47 says:

        Thanks, Olga. Yes, I do subscribe to Bookbub and others. That’s why I never pay more than a couple of dollars for books.

        1. Thanks, Michelle. Yes, it’s a good idea. I get a lot of new books from NetGalley, although as I request them before they are published one never knows but it is well worth it.

  2. An amazing sounding book, Olga. All the very best with your move.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. This time I’m only going for a few weeks to spend Xmas there and try and sort out a few things that end, but hopefully when I come back I’ll finish my arrangements and finalise the move. Have a great week!

  3. Vashti Q says:

    Hi Olga! Firstly, have a safe and wonderful trip to Barcelona! This book reads interesting. I enjoy character driven stories and also love fantasy. Wonderful review! <3

    1. Thanks, Vashti. I know it’s very difficult to find (or write) unique books, but this one is pretty special. Enchanting. Thanks very much. I’ve arrived, safe and sound. Now I just need to catch up!

  4. Sweet review, Olga! Sounds a little like Night Circus, which I loved. So I have to take a look at this!

    1. Thanks, Noelle. I keep hearing great things about Night Circus so I should check it out too. Thanks!

  5. That sounds like a wonderful read, and a first novel too!
    I hope that the move went OK, and you feel at home once again.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I think I have managed to confuse people. I haven’t moved yet. I will be in Barcelona for a few weeks trying to sort some things out here and spending Christmas with my mother, and then I’ll go back to the UK early next year to finalize things (including selling the house and sorting out all the paperwork).
      The book is fabulous and a magical read. Have a great week.

  6. Magic and hope in one volume? Throw in a horned pig named Merlin and how can I resist. Based on your trusted review it really does sound like something I’d enjoy.
    Safe journeys my friend. You must be hugely busy and yet you’ve been kind to me today nonetheless. I hope your stay in Barcelona is peaceful yet productive. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Although sometimes things get in the way, I’m always happy to check on my friends (from the blogosphere or otherwise). I hope to iron out a few things and make some arrangements while I am here before I go back to sort the final details. Have a good hump day. 😉

      1. I hope all the devilish details are behaving themselves! 😀 Thank heaven for the weekend. Hugs.

        1. So far, so good, although, like anywhere else, the closer we get to Xmas, the crazier things get. Have a good weekend!

  7. Wonderful review, Olga. I think I will love the book 🙂 Magic realism sounds good for a winter evening read.
    Barcelona is a city of magic and excellent writers. You will be happy there. I definitely would 🙂 Wishing you a fantastic New Year! xx

    1. Thanks, Inese. It is a magical book and a very joyful read. I’ll keep you posted on how things go.Have a wonderful New Year and I hope 2018 will be bright and lucky for us all! Big hugs! ♥

      1. I have a feeling that everything will be just right. And the weather is better there too <3

        1. That is so true! Very mild at the moment! ♥

          1. <3

          2. Happy New Year, Inese!

          3. Thank you!

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