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Myra "Ignolopi" (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

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Dawn of a New Century
Dawn of a New Century
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dawn of a New Century, May 30 2004
This review is from: Dawn of a New Century (Audio CD)
Dawn of a New Century can be classified as New Age, World, or Classical.
This CD consists of 13 songs. (Tracks 2, 4, 5, and 13) Prayer, Sona, Dreamcatcher, and Dawn of a New Century are the only songs that have words. They are all very pretty, and I enjoy them very much. The other good songs on this CD are Tracks 7, 6, and 3. That only leaves 6 more. Those songs are all pretty, but aren't extraordinary. This CD is the best of all Secret Garden's CD's (in my opinion), and most certainly worth getting.
I realize not all people share my opinion, but to give you a clue to what I like here are some artists/bands I enjoy:
Maire Brennan, June Tabor, Clannad, Kate Rusby, Loreena McKennitt, Pentangle, and Enya. If you don't like any of these, you might not like Secret Garden.
If you don't get this CD, well, we're not alike, but if you do get it, enjoy!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dreamcatcher, May 30 2004
This review is from: Dreamcatcher (Audio CD)
Dreamcatcher can be classified as New Age, World, or Classical.
This CD consists of 19 songs, none of which, that I've noticed, have words. Except for Dreamcatcher (Track 4), which has some words at the beginning and end of the song. This song is the most beautiful on the whole CD, and the only reason I gave the CD 4 stars. The rest of the songs are pretty, but nothing really great. Dreamcatcher has a haunting, beautiful, melody, that is also very soothing. Get this CD and enjoy it, or don't get it and know that you are passing by a great song.

Once in a Red Moon
Once in a Red Moon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Once in a Red Moon, May 30 2004
This review is from: Once in a Red Moon (Audio CD)
One in a Red Moon can be classified as Folk, World, New Age, or even Classical.
This CD consists of 12 songs, all except three of them are instrumental. Those are Tracks 2, 4, and 8. Track 2, You Raise Me Up, is nice, but not a favorite. Track 4, Greenwaves, and Track 8, Gates of Dawn, are two of the most beautiful songs you will ever hear. Getting this CD is worth it just for those two songs, though I enjoy Track 10, Fairytale, and Track 3, Silent Wings. The others are pretty, but a little boring; however, they are perfect as bedtime songs, as they are soothing melodies.
This CD comes with a booklet, saying a little something about each song, with lyrics for those songs with words.

The Sacrifice: The First Book of the Fey
The Sacrifice: The First Book of the Fey
by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fey series, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, May 14 2004
Ok, so this series is long (5 books 500-700 pages long, plus sequel series 2 books 500 pages long), but it's really good! My sister is even reading it, and she 'never' reads books I recommend. It's so interesting - this author, besides these books, only writes Star Wars books, which is really sad (for me), but that's OK.
These books are really good. They are fantasy.
The Fey are a war people who are also magic people - well, most of them. There are some Fey called Red Caps, who don't have magic (thus are short), and they are considered servants pretty much among the Fey. The Fey are tall, dark-skinned people, who are very proud, brave, and intent on conquering the world. The leading force of all the Fey is what is called the Black Throne. It's a line of kings and queens who have what is called Black Blood. And usually the heir is the oldest child of the throne, because killing among Blood is not good - for anybody. It causes what is called the Blood, where everyone turns on people. It happened once, and only a tenth of the Fey survived. They weren't a very large force then, and (around) 3000 people died. Now they rule half the world - preventing causing the Blood is on the mind of every Fey.
That's just killing them outright - if you send an assassin, that counts. But if you perhaps send him somewhere to fight when you know he'll lose and he dies - hey, it's not your fault. Which is what the Black King did.
His name is Rugad, and he sent his son to a place called the Blue Isle. He didn't think his son was worthy of the throne. But what he didn't want was his granddaughter, Jewel, going with him. Her brothers were absolutely not going to become the next rulers (Fey live a long time).
This is the Fey, who want to take over the world. They would probably have succeeded, with their Beast Riders, Dreamriders, Infantry, Domestics, Wisps, Echanters, and Spell Warders. Except for the Blue Isle. Rugad's son, Rugar, did get defeated. But to an extent Rugad didn't expect. The Islanders (as they are called) have a strange magic, that most of them don't know they have. Among them is a hidden place, a place of magic. And they are the most formidable force the Fey will ever encounter, with their Poison (Holy Water) and other religious relics.
I won't tell you any more, because - who knows? - you might read this series. And I wouldn't want to spoil it for you.
This series covers all things - religion, war, prejudices, love, mystery, and the true meaning (and wrong meanings) of family ties. True, it doesn't have much humor, but you will find yourself smiling at certain moments when something strikes you as funny. If you like fantasy, and long stories, I suggest you read the Fey books and the Black Throne books by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Be prepared to love them.

Shepherd Moons
Shepherd Moons
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shepherd Moons ~ Enya, March 6 2004
This review is from: Shepherd Moons (Audio CD)
When Enya did her album Shepherd Moons, she really did a great album. I recommend the piano book of this as well - it is a wonderful collection of songs. Enya's voice is soothing and beautiful, and the music is all enchanting.
On this album, there are 12 songs, and it runs 43 minutes and 42 seconds. This CD also comes with a booklet, which has the lyrics for all the songs plus some other things.
1. Shepherd Moons, 6. No Holly for Miss Quinn, 9. Lothlórien, and 11. After Ventus: are instrumental songs.
2. Caribbean Blue: is one of the most beautiful songs Enya has done.
3. How Can I Keep from Singing?: Is a very slow song, but has a pretty melody.
4. Ebudae: to my knowledge the lyrics don't say anything besides 'ebudae', but maybe I'm wrong. It's a fun song, done very well.
5. Angeles and 12. Smaointe: are slow songs, and a little boring to listen to.
7. Book of Days; for some reason, there are not really lyrics for this song in the booklet, nor in the piano book - but it does have English words in the song.
8. Evacuee: Is a pretty, sad, song, sung from the view of a 'evacuee' leaving her mother.
10. Marble Halls: Is a traditional song (also sung in Michael Flatley's Feet of Flames), sung very well by Enya.

A Day Without Rain
A Day Without Rain
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Day Without Rain ~ Enya, Feb. 22 2004
This review is from: A Day Without Rain (Audio CD)
When Enya became a singer on her own, it was a great idea. I'm not saying Clannad has bad music (I love their music), but they do well on their own and Enya has such great music, all of her albums are worth adding to your collection.
At first when I heard Enya, it was always in the car - my dad plaid it. I always thought Enya was a band or something - I didn't even know the name that well. Then I was given this CD for my birthday, and I loved it. I then started listening to all of Enya's music more and more.
Though this CD is only about a half hour long, it's worth it to buy it. The songs are all great.
1. A Day Without Rain; Is instrumental. But it's very pretty.
2. Wild Child; "Ever take the time, ever stop and listen, ever feel alive, and you've nothing missing. You don't need a reason, let the day go on and on".
3. Only Time; Who can tell, only time. This is a great song.
4. Tempus Vernum; I'm not sure what language this is in, but it sounds very neat and dark.
5. Deora Ar Mo Chroi; is in Spanish, and is beautiful.
6. Flora's Secret; is a song about love, and one of the best on the track.
7. Fallen Embers; is a pretty, slow, song.
8. Silver Inches; is instrumental, but the way it 'bounces' makes it such a fun song to listen to again and again.
9. Pilgrim; is a pretty song, but it is slow and can seem boring.
10. One By One; is another song about love, and is a pretty and fun song.
11. Lazy Days; doesn't everybody want to go back to their lazy days? This sun is so fun, it's great.

A Business Of Ferrets
A Business Of Ferrets
by Beth Hilgartner
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Business of Ferrets, Feb. 22 2004
This review is from: A Business Of Ferrets (Paperback)
Ferret, Owl, Mouse, Kitten, Donkey, and Squirrel. They are all friends, and they all live on the streets - with the exception of Mouse, who owns a flower shop with her parents, and Donkey, who works in his uncle's tavern. Owl and Kitten are beggars, Squirrel a messenger boy, and Ferret is a thief. None have great lives, but they have routine and each other.
Until Owl is sold as a slave to a noble house, and their lives change in many ways.
I'm sorry this isn't a very good review, but I haven't read this book for a while. I've read it three times, though, and will read it again in time. It's a great book, and I recommend it to just about anyone.

Tears of the Night Sky: The Chaos War Series
Tears of the Night Sky: The Chaos War Series
by Linda P. Baker
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tears of the Night Sky, Jan. 19 2004
Serious and religious, this story tells about the Cleric of Paladin Crysania. Crysania is very devoted to her god, so when she find out that he may be in trouble, at the suggestion of Dalamar the Dark Elf, she goes on a quest to find the five dragon stones - magical stones that allow one to communicate with a god (among other things). Two of these stones appeared to Dalamar, and the last three are in a place to terrible it is not in her liking to go there. But this blind Cleric will do almost anything to save her god and bring him back to her.

Riverwind the Plainsman
Riverwind the Plainsman
by Paul B. Thompson
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4.0 out of 5 stars Riverwind the Plainsman, Jan. 19 2004
This starts when Riverwind is still in the village, and he is trying to win the hand of the Chieftains Daughter, Goldmoon, in marriage. But as Riverwind believes in the old gods, and that religion is frowned upon, Riverwind is sent on a quest to find proof of the old gods so he can marry Goldmoon.
On this quest Riverwind finds an underground city of elves, ruled by a powerful female elf. He spends much of his adventure here, and learns much about the secrets and plots of the city.
The authors did a good job in this book, though Riverwind isn't a very likeable character. The story is good, and if you have read other Dragonlance books involving Riverwind, it's nice to know what's happened to him in the beginning.

The Magician's Ward
The Magician's Ward
by Patricia Wrede
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Magician's Ward, Jan. 14 2004
Sequel to 'Mairelon the Magician', this book takes place not much later. Kim has become ward to 'Mairelon', whose real name I can't recall. Kim has a magic talent, so Mairelon is teaching he magic - and the proper way of speaking. But Kim just isn't cut out to be a lady, though that's what Mairelon's mother wishes her to be.
And along with these troubles, there is more mischief stirring up around Kim and Mairelon.

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