About the Book
In Gelia City, magic is music: a constant ever-changing melody known as the Strains. Hereditary ability to use the Strains divides the city into two classes: the wealthy Highmost, who can access the full potential of the Strains, and the Common tradesmen, who are limited to mundane spells, known as beggar magic. With the help of the Strains, Common teen Leilani rescues and befriends a gifted Highmost girl, Zebedy...
H.L. Burke is a gifted fantasy author. I have read all of her books thus far and this one was my favorite. The title, Beggar Magic, piqued my interest from the start. This steampunk fiction / fantasy has well developed characters with an intriguing plot. H.L. Burke has artfully developed a seamless flow between the dialogue and story-line. The moment I began reading, I was hooked. There's plenty of adventure that keeps the story moving at a good pace. I highly recommend Beggar Magic for ages 12 and up.
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ABOUT H. L. Burke
Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.
An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.
Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are.
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