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Summers at Castle Auburn By Sharon Shinn Summers at Castle Auburn As a child Coriel Halsing spent many glorious summers at Castle Auburn with her half sister and fell in love with a handsome prince who could never be hers But now that she is a young woman she begi

  • Title: Summers at Castle Auburn
  • Author: Sharon Shinn
  • ISBN: 9780441009282
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Summers at Castle Auburn By Sharon Shinn As a child, Coriel Halsing spent many glorious summers at Castle Auburn with her half sister and fell in love with a handsome prince who could never be hers But now that she is a young woman, she begins to see the dark side of this magical place
    Summers at Castle Auburn By Sharon Shinn

    Summers at Castle Auburn Shinn, Sharon Summers at Castle Auburn is a beautiful coming of age story that welcomes the reader into the young mind of a teenager as she matures and discovers the complexities if the world around her The first half of the book has a charming yet oblivious navet until hard truths cause Corrie s world to come crashing down in a way we all can relate. Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn Apr , Corie is the illegitimate daughter of a now deceased noble lord Through an arrangement made while she was young, Corie spends her summers at Castle Auburn, home of her father She has a great relationship with her legitimate half sister Elisandra and a Summers at Castle Auburn eBook Shinn, Sharon Summers at Castle Auburn is a beautiful coming of age story that welcomes the reader into the young mind of a teenager as she matures and discovers the complexities if the world around her The first half of the book has a charming yet oblivious navet until hard truths cause Corrie s world to come crashing down in a way we all can relate. Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn, Paperback Apr , And I rarely saw him, for the summers that I spent at the castle were his busy time he was seldom there A landowner, a trader, a hunter and, Greta would say, a reprobate he was a man who never stayed still for long. Summers at Castle Auburn edition Open Library Work Description As a child, Coriel Halsing spent many glorious summers at Castle Auburn with her half sister and fell in love with a handsome prince who could never be hers But now that she is a Summers at Castle Auburn Literature TV Tropes Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn tells the story of Coriel, commonly called Corie, a bastard daughter of the illustrious Halsing family She lives a simple village life with her maternal grandmother, the local wise woman and witch, as her apprentice until she is six years old when the noble side of her heritage comes to call. Romantic SF Fantasy Novels SUMMERS AT CASTLE AUBURN I marveled that SUMMERS IN CASTLE AUBURN is almost straight historical fiction romance but for the fact that it s clearly set in a fantasy realm or another planet or something The fantasy elements that I can remember are this the heroine is learning to be a witch healer from her grandmother, and an elusive and dangerous fey alien species is hunted and enslaved by humans for the peace their touch provides. Summers at Castle Auburn King County Library System A woman blessed, or cursed, with a talent for witchcraft returns to Castle Auburn where she spent her childhood in joy only to find an aura of dread awaiting her Learn about Summers at Castle Auburn in the King County Library System digital collection. Summer at Castle Auburn FanFiction Archive FanFiction Some scenes from Summers at Castle Auburn from Kent s point of view Rated T English Romance Fantasy Chapters Words , Reviews Favs Follows Updated Published Summer at the Castle Toronto Events Summer at the Castle Experience the excitement this summer at Medieval Times Enjoy a four course feast fit for royalty while you witness the beautiful pageantry and the heart pounding action of our authentic medieval tournament Use code SUMMER for epic discounts

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    1. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      Summers at Castle Auburn was my first exposure to Sharon Shinn s fantasies, and it was pretty much insta love for me I m pretty sure Shinn returns my affections in a distant and anonymous fan appreciation kind of way and instantly set me off on a search for of her books.Corie is the teenage illegitimate daughter of a nobleman who s since died, but the royal family is still keeping tabs on her Most of the time she lives with her grandmother in a village, learning medicinal herbs and a bit of wit [...]

    2. Steph Su on said:

      There s a special shelf in my mental virtual bookcase Until now, only Crown Duel resided there, a little proud in being the only one to make it onto that shelf but getting kind of lonelyD THEN ANOTHER BOOK TEARS THROUGH THE LONELINESS AND SPREADS ITS SUNSHINE ON THE SHELF MY LIFE It s SUMMERS AT CASTLE AUBURN It, too, contains that rare phenomenon where the characters and the romance make me squeak with glee while not skimping on the fantasy world building HURRAH I did think about writing a off [...]

    3. Melindam on said:

      3.5 starsIf I had read this book in my teens, I would have given it 5 starts, no doubt But two decades later, I found the story a bit flat, mainly due to the fact that the only POV is that of the heroine, Coriel This makes the scope of the story too narrow considering the number of storylines Coriel s, her sister Elidandra s, her uncle Jaxon s, the crown prince s, the Aliora s, etc It does not better the situation that Corrie is barely 14 at the beginning 18 at the end her world is pretty limite [...]

    4. Gillian Berry on said:

      dreamy, contented sigh Clearly, back in the day, the magical elves who wrote blurb y synopsis type things were a lot spare and didn t know to include all the delicious bits that will and should entice you to read the sumptuous, magical Summers at Castle Auburn.Things like a bright, sparkling, incorrigible heroine who spreads life wherever she goes oh, and is a healer herb witch Things like a fantastic, steadfast, and sweet sisterly relationship Things like princes and plots and courtly intrigue [...]

    5. Conor on said:

      This story was a long way outside of my wheel house but surprisingly enough I wound up enjoying it It started very slowly but once I got in to it I came to appreciate the way the plot was allowed to slowly unfold without attempts to cram in superfluous action although there was still plenty of intrigue and suspense In ways this book reminded me of Jacquline Carey, especially Kushiel s Scion I think that was the first book in her second trilogy in how it focused on the growth of a kid into an adu [...]

    6. Tina on said:

      Corie is the illegitimate daughter of a now deceased noble lord Through an arrangement made while she was young, Corie spends her summers at Castle Auburn, home of her father She has a great relationship with her legitimate half sister Elisandra and a not so great one with her father s widow The rest of the time she spends with her maternal grandmother, a wise woman of peasant stock who knows herbal lore and healing.Although she is used to spending time with nobles, including the young Prince Br [...]

    7. Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) on said:

      First posted over at my blog where you can find book talks and general book nerdery I could die of happiness talking about Summers at Castle Auburn it was so charming and swoony It was one of those books that felt like magic It felt like cozy over sized sweaters, a good cup of tea, hot cocoa with big ol marshmallows, blanket forts and sitting by the fireplace I don t know how else to describe it I felt like it didn t matter what happened around me as I was reading it in my blanket fort with my [...]

    8. Angie on said:

      Originally reviewed here.I discovered Sharon Shinn through the fabulous Archangel the first book in her Samaria series I was instantly smitten and plowed my way through that series quick like a bunny I m pretty sure I picked up SUMMERS AT CASTLE AUBURN while waiting for the fifth Samaria book to come out I knew it was YA and much traditional fantasy also no sci fi , but honestly I was just sort of making time, if you will I wasn t expecting that much You know how you find a new author via a ser [...]

    9. Olga Godim on said:

      I first read this book many years ago, when I didn t write reviews and neither GR nor BL existed In fact, it was so long ago, I didn t remember anything about the book except that it was sitting on my shelf, reminding me of pleasures gone by This reading felt as fresh as if it was a new book After almost fifteen years since its publication, I guess it was, in a sense Like many novels of this writer, this one is gentle and seemingly slow It is a classic growing up story It starts when the heroine [...]

    10. Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen on said:

      3.5 StarsAll in all this was a good book but I did find myself at times rolling my eyes at how everything came together so perfectly without any trouble Especially at the end.I don t understand how all that time, our heroine wasn t able to figure matters of heart out.

    11. Emily on said:

      As the base born daughter of a nobleman, Corie, who is fourteen at this book s opening, spends her winters in her grandmother s village learning herb lore, and her summers at Castle Auburn, where she enjoys a close relationship with her noble half sister who has been betrothed to the crown prince since birth Corie has a severe crush on the prince who oh so unfortunately happens to be a selfish cad As the story unfolds, her eyes are opened not only to his real nature, but to the plans being made [...]

    12. Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship on said:

      I am not the biggest fan of young adult books, but had hoped this one would appeal to adult fantasy readers as well After plodding through the first 80 or so pages, I did find it entertaining, but with a variety of problems and inconsistencies that make it hard to recommend.Summers at Castle Auburn is the first person narrative of Corie, the illegitimate daughter of a nobleman She spends her summers at court with her older half sister, and the rest of the year with her grandmother, a village her [...]

    13. Jojo on said:

      This is one of those books that makes me wish you could give half stars I put four, but three and a half is what I would give if I could.It s not that it s not a totally enjoyable read, because it is I love Sharon Shinn, and this book is no exception But it is very predictable but sort of in a comfortingly familiar way, although I hadn t read it before And while I like Corie very much at times, at other times she really doesn t click with me I think less of her for ever thinking well of Bryan th [...]

    14. Clare Cannon on said:

      Aptly recommended for fans of Crown Duel, Summers at Castle Auburn comes closer than most to the attractive innocence and depth of character of that much loved romance The protagonist, young Coriel, has courage and wisdom and a youthful generosity that endears her to many, even though she lacks the poise and polish and some would say self restraint that would please her noble elders Her good humour and common sense make her a loveable first person narrator.Most characters are differentiated earl [...]

    15. Henrietta on said:

      Reading Summers at Castle Auburn is like having a leisurely stroll in a park.I like the pacing it s of a slower pace but offers just the right amount of time and space for the characters to grow on me.There is hardly anything redundant in the plot.What I really love about the story is that many of the characters feel very real and believable people are not black and white human nature is never straightly good or evil and I like that there are all kinds of shadiness here Selfish characters are re [...]

    16. Beth on said:

      I just loved, loved, loved this book not in a heart pounding, gripping, page turning kind of way, but in of a lovely, lose yourself, relaxing kind of read A lovely mix of coming of age story, romance and fairy tale all mixed in one.Corrie is the illegitimate child of a Lord who spend most of her time with her grandmother in a small village learning herb lore But she lives for the summers she spends at Castle Auburn with her adventerous uncle, her half sister who she loves and her father s widow [...]

    17. Jeri on said:

      I enjoyed it, quite a bit, though I was unsatisfied with the romance part of it It s one of those where there are than one prospective love interest and you don t know which one is the one until almost the very end It s always my feeling that if the big mystery is which one is the right one then I don t get much emotional satisfaction from the HEA anyway I like the way the story is told in the first person, beginning with a rather naive girl who will have to learn some hard truths as she begins [...]

    18. Kelly on said:

      A book of political opinions encased in a fairly simplistic fantasy tale Corie is the illigitimate daughter of a noble house of women who frequently marry into the royal family The book details her split childhood, raised by her grandmother the healer in a dirt cottage and her Summers at Castle Auburn, every year, to be taught and cultivated by her noble relatives.I don t remember this book as being particularly complicated, but it is honest Forthright in its views and with a very definite value [...]

    19. Lindsey on said:

      I told this to a friend when I was halfway through this book, and I can t think of a better way to explain it It feels classic and sophisticated and beautiful and sort of like coming home This book, to me, is what perfect fantasies are made of It s not about the magic or the creatures or the world building, it s about using fantastical things to explore human lives and the motivations and morals and ethics within Simply put, I have been absolutely ensorceled by this beautiful book.

    20. Kathy * Bookworm Nation on said:

      This is a wonderful story of a girl named Corie Corie is the illegitimate daughter of a lord After he passes away her uncle Jaxon decides to take care of her He works out an agreement with her grandmother that she will spend the summer at Castle Auburn and the rest of the year with her grandmother learning witchcraft really, she is just a healer Most of the story takes place at the castle though, where her grooming takes place in hopes that she will have a politically placed marriage It almost h [...]

    21. Ana T. on said:

      It took me a while to get into this book I wasn t too sure I really wanted to read it and my prejudice against fantasy almost made me quit But I persevered and I have to say that the I read it the I loved it and wanted to know Now that I ve finished I can safely say it found a place among my favourites.So what did I like so much about it Well she creates a world with medieval reflections that is a sort of fairy tale land, and then this is a coming of age story and I just love those.Corrie, ou [...]

    22. First Second Books on said:

      One of the reasons I love this book is because Sharon Shinn doesn t telegraph the internal lives of her non point of view characters So you ve got all these people, and some of them are relatively simple and you re like, the prince cares for no one but himself but you re also like, the main character s sister could be resigned or rebellious but the main character s not sophisticated enough to tell the difference So you re just left with people kind of mysterious which is how life is But it s ref [...]

    23. Alissa on said:

      3.5 stars Classic fantasy, a delightful coming of age tale, if a bit predictable, gently paced and a veritable page turner I supposed one brought to the table whatever traits one had, and then did the best one could to grow into the role one was given.

    24. Katrin D on said:

      I really hope I sit down and write a review because this book deserves one even for the fact that I cannot properly rate it D

    25. Minni Mouse on said:

      3.5 stars because while that was the perfect fantasy setting, serene, and old school flighty like a Juliet Marillier novel, it was also relatively plotless as far as action story arcs.Props for an honest, wide eyed look through the loss of na vet and childlike gaiety Secondary props for what I considered to be two convincing potential slow burns Que the super sweet innocence of lurve.Cons for the lack of a clear plot My recommendation Go in knowing it s an experience versus a journey Otherwise y [...]

    26. Liv Fisher on said:

      Okay, so I am offically a terrible person, because I only gave this nineteen pages before I DNF ed it The writing style wasn t my fav and I didn t really like any of the characters, so shrugs This just wasn t my jig, folks I know a lot of people liked this, though, so maybe you ll like it, too.

    27. Melissa on said:

      Excerpt from booklist As the illegitimate daughter of a royal lord, young Corie has the best of two worlds She spends idyllic summers at Castle Auburn, home of her father s family, and the rest of the year with her maternal grandmother, learning the healer s craft At the castle, Corie is groomed by her uncle for an eventual political alliance through marriage, though she is too dazzled by her handsome cousin Bryan, heir to the throne, to notice As the summers pass, however, Bryan shows his true [...]

    28. Clara Thompson on said:

      How could I possibly begin to describe the depth of love I have for this book I suppose I could start with the characters Only once have I encountered a book with this amount of depth, this amount of beautiful characters who are so excellently written, there s not a doubt in my mind how they would behave in every situation and that lone book is Robin McKinley s CHALICE From the opening few sentences, I knew who these characters were, and I loved each of them for their brilliant wordplay and humo [...]

    29. Hannah on said:

      Well was good quality writingbut it just didn t make magic for me I couldn t settle into the slow pace, I didn t really care for the characters or the relationships, and I picked the wrong future love interest, which annoyed me considerably, hahaha my intuition never has failed, gasp While there was nothing descriptive or detailed about the sensuality in this book, some of the situations or behaviors are nevertheless disgruntling Also, while our heroine is acutely aware she is an illegitimate ch [...]

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