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Synopsis

A wondrous and redemptive debut novel, set in a stark world where evil and magic coincide, The Enchanted combines the empathy and lyricism of Alice Sebold with the dark, imaginative power of Stephen King.

"This is an enchanted place. Others don’t see it, but I do." The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Fearful and reclusive, he senses what others cannot. Though bars confine him every minute of every day, he marries visions of golden horses running beneath the prison, heat flowing like molten metal from their backs with the devastating violence of prison life.

Two outsiders venture here: a fallen priest and the Lady, an investigator who searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal, innocence and guilt, honesty and corruption—ultimately revealing shocking secrets of her own.

Beautiful and transcendent, The Enchanted reminds us of how our humanity connects us all, and how beauty and love exist even amidst the most nightmarish reality.

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The Enchanted
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4.1 / 5
Simply amazing.
October 15th, 2015
I will never forget this book. Ever. It wasn't what I expected, but turned out to be one of the finest novels I have ever read. 5 stars, hands down.
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The enchanted
January 19th, 2015
A novel set on death row. Written from the perspective of a death row inmate awaiting execution. Great book
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Awesome read. Highly recommend it!
August 26th, 2014
This book kept me wanting to more about the characters. Writer cleverly kept the twist from the reader til the end. Writing in the second person was really Added a different layer to the story. Almost made the dark themes easier to read and get through.
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The Enchanted
July 27th, 2014
Wonderfully different read for me. So many emotions and unbelievable empathy.
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The Enchanted
July 21st, 2014
This book was one of those, that just blow your mind.....the writing is inventive and "enchanting", describing reality and madness in a unique way.
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The Enchanted-A Novel
June 14th, 2014
Written mostly from the death row inmate's view point. Leaves you guessing who the narrator is right ton the end.
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The Enchanted
June 11th, 2014
This novel is riveting, as you explore the bowels of the criminally insane mind. All I can say is...run horses, run.
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Take Me Where I Need to Be...
June 1st, 2014
I read this book with great anticipation, and it did not disappoint. It is poetic and spellbinding. Deep and profound. When I finished, all I could do was sit in silence, contemplating the true beauty of what I had just read. I read this book in 2 days, while the kids were asleep. Many times with books, I am able to pick one up and read while they play or watch movies, able to keep one eye on them, and the other on the book. This book I felt deserved more than that. As much as I wanted to pick it up during the day, I knew that I needed to be fully immersed in this Enchanted world and allow it to scoop me up and take me where I needed to be, and show me what I needed to see.
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The Enchanted
April 26th, 2014
Interesting book to read. Very dark. But allows you to see life on death row.
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Amazing book!
April 21st, 2014
This book is so beautifully written, the characters so unforgettable. A must read.
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April 15th, 2014
It was a great book!
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The enchanted
March 22nd, 2014
Excellent read. Highly recommend.
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