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Ie between the stifling domesticity of marriage or a downwards spiral to the streets – no matter how determined she is to forge her own pathOne night at a run down theatre she meets the charismatic Devil Wix – showman master of illusion fickle friend Drawn into his circle Eli. This engaging and evocative novel presents a different side of Victorian England than we re used to seeing one where charlatans and hucksters vie to make a living by peddling magic tricks to a gullible and impoverished public Though THE ILLUSIONISTS can feel a bit crowded at moments plot wise its characters are riveting especially the unreliable and conniving protagonist Devil whose ambition to open his own theater sweeps up a variety of characters into a maelstrom including pick pocketing dwarf Carlo Bonomi Heinrich Bayer and his eerie automaton Lucie and Jasper an artist who helps pull off the illusions and is romantically drawn to enigmatic Eliza a young woman who dreams of personal emancipationEliza appears late in the story but her relationship with Devil forms the heart of the novel as she leads him on his own merry dance fueled by her fight to control her destiny Ms Thomas excels in portraying their oft contrary partnership while spinnig a web of deceit that eventually catches up with them However several plot threads seem to come and go without much dramatic denouement and it becomes challenging to decide whether Devil is an otherwise decent man trapped by the misogyny and corruption of his era or merely an irredeemable rogue The ambiance alone however makes the effort worthwhile as Ms Thomas paints in expert colors a portrait of the seedy desperation and volatility of England as it struggles under rigid sovereignty and the horrifying chasm between wealth and destitution La corruptrice is to forge her own pathOne night at a run down theatre she meets the charismatic Devil Wix – showman master of Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves illusion fickle friend Drawn The Purpose-Guided Universe into his circle Eli. This engaging and evocative novel presents a different side of Victorian England than we re used to seeing one where charlatans and hucksters vie to make a living by peddling magic tricks to a gullible and The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion impoverished public Though THE ILLUSIONISTS can feel a bit crowded at moments plot wise The Academy its characters are riveting especially the unreliable and conniving protagonist Devil whose ambition to open his own theater sweeps up a variety of characters Full Dark, No Stars into a maelstrom If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, including pick pocketing dwarf Carlo Bonomi Heinrich Bayer and his eerie automaton Lucie and Jasper an artist who helps pull off the 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida illusions and La ética de la crueldad is romantically drawn to enigmatic Eliza a young woman who dreams of personal emancipationEliza appears late 3052 in the story but her relationship with Devil forms the heart of the novel as she leads him on his own merry dance fueled by her fight to control her destiny Ms Thomas excels Mercator it becomes challenging to decide whether Devil Pasos perdidos en Granada is an otherwise decent man trapped by the misogyny and corruption of his era or merely an Suffering and no suffering irredeemable rogue The ambiance alone however makes the effort worthwhile as Ms Thomas paints Can We Live 150 Years? in expert colors a portrait of the seedy desperation and volatility of England as The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears it struggles under rigid sovereignty and the horrifying chasm between wealth and destitution

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Za becomes the catalyst of change for his colleagues – a dwarf an eccentric engineer and an artist – as well as Devil himself And as Eliza embarks on a dangerous adventure she must decide which path to choose and how far she should go when she holds all their lives in her han. An interesting book about Victorian Theatre A mixed bunch of characters mainly connected to the theatre in some way From the unscrupulous theatre manager to Eliza the ultimate heroine they were all so well portrayed and believableI have read several Rosie Thomas books and for me this isn t one of her best but interesting all the same

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From the bestselling author of the phenomenally successful The Kashmir ShawlLondon 1885As a turbulent and change filled century draws to a close there has never been a better time to alter your fortune But for a beautiful young woman of limited means Eliza’s choices appear to l. DNFThis is one of the books that I DNF ed this year which is very rare and it might be 2nd or 3rd one this year The story revolves around a set of people with different backgrounds who join together to run a theatre which gives shows with illusions and very intelligent propsGood Points1 Lovely Victorian Setting2 Good strong characters3 Above average narrationBad Points1 No strong Plot2 Blurb doesn t match with the content3 Part 2 is a collection of words that makes sentences that makes paras that makes chapters and story ends in Oh I did not finish it so I don t knowThis book had so much potential to get reader s attention that It pains me to see how it turned out Even if the author rewrites it I am ready to read it Just for the sake of knowing that this story turned out wellHappy Reading


10 thoughts on “The Illusionists

  1. says:

    Apart from the danger of choosing a book based on its cover we should all be aware of the dangers of basing one's choice on a book's s

  2. says:

    35 ⭐️ Stared off really stong and pulled me into its world instantly but it started to lag I really enjoyed the characters and the world but something was just missing

  3. says:

    DNFThis is one of the books that I DNF'ed this year which is very rare and it might be 2nd or 3rd one this year The story revolves around a set of people with different backgrounds who join together to run a theatre which

  4. says:

    This engaging and evocative novel presents a different side of Victorian England than we're used to seeing one where charlatans and

  5. says:

    I liked this book It was way on the darker side than I expected Which is a nice present Sometimes the magical world can come off as just that magical The author did a good job of portraying the other side of this

  6. says:

    A big old no Hey guess what? Saying I could have you anyways and her resistance excited him is uh about rape No

  7. says:

    An interesting book about Victorian Theatre A mixed bunch of characters mainly connected to the theatre in some way From the unscrupulous theatre manager to Eliza the ultimate heroine they were all so well portrayed and believableI h

  8. says:

    Full review here book of the year so far Every once in a while you find a book that hooks you from the very first page and doesn't let go until long after you've finished it The Illusionists is one of those booksFrom the minute that I read the blurb for this novel I knew I was going to love it and I was not disappointed From the very first page you find yourself completely immersed in Victorian London; the sights sounds

  9. says:

    I very much enjoy the magicianillusionist genre But this book is really at heart a romance There seems to be a lot of books published in the last year or so set in London in the late 1800s but that might be simply because I choose and read books in this fascinating era All of the main characters are involved in a theatre dedicated to illusion but the story is basically about a rather liberated for the time wom

  10. says:

    Did not finish Probably should have been edited to 50% of it's actual length Got tired of waiting for something to happen though part of me wishes I'd had the fortitude to stick with it

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