This is a refreshingly different tale, set in a world similar enough to our own to give one some recognizable shivers. The three Shilo brothers are individuals with their own hopes and desires, and both together and separately, they're likable and interesting personalities. In fact, I couldn't find fault with any of the characterizations in this book, from villain to hero. It would have been so easy to make the Shilos the villains of the story, but to make them heroes and likable as well is a masterful twist.
This is an exciting, suspenseful tale that isn't so much about magic, though there's plenty of that floating around, than it is about true love and how its essence may live from century to century, recognizable only to the two beings to whom it has happened. The dialogue is snappy and amusing and the narration never lags. Since this is Book One, it appears the Wizards of Shilo Manor are in for some more adventures, and I, for one, will look forward to them.
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