Lucy Leiderman was born on a naval base in Kaliningrad, Russia, and raised in Toronto. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree from Uppsala Universitet. This is her third book in the Seven Wanderers Trilogy. She currently resides in Toronto.
Lives of Magic
An ancient battle is renewed in the modern world.
Seventeen-year-old Gwen is settling into her new home in Oregon and looking forward to senior year when she is kidnapped by Kian, who warns her that she is in terrible danger. An ancient war was fought between magical Celtic warriors and three evil magicians. Those magicians are alive and well and need Gwenâ€™s magic to regain their power. If they succeed, theyâ€™ll be unstoppable. To save the world, Gwen must unlock the magic trapped in her memories of a past life in Britannia.
As Gwen starts to recover her lost memories and awakens to her power, she suffers the consequences of a divided soul. Gwen and Kian travel to New York and then to England to find others of her kind. Gwen, Garrison, Seth, and Moira need each other to solve the puzzle of their last days in ancient Britannia. They are only as strong as what they remember, but a troublesome history threatens to doom the world. One way or another, a deadly showdown is inevitable, ready or not â€¦
In Gwen, Leiderman has created a likeable character: her skepticism of her circumstances reveals a pragmatic voice; her boldness in her interactions with Kian shows a self-confidence and budding sensuality; while her feelings of remorse at her past deeds and concern for environmental issues render her a down-to-earth and thoughtful protagonist.
... an enjoyable read ...
Leidermanâ€™s decision to gradually introduce the cast of present day warriors creates continued suspense for the reader. The anticipation of how each will react to the discovery of his or her true identity is one of the most enjoyable aspects of this first book in the Seven Wanderers trilogy.