The Virtu by Katherine Addison

547 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ adventurous slow-paced
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Felix Harrowgate was a dashing and powerful wizard until his former master wrenched Felix’s magic from him and used it to shatter the Virtu—the orb that is the keystone for the protection and magic of the wizards of the city. Felix has painfully c...

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Community Reviews Summary of 329 reviews


adventurous 100%
dark 87%
emotional 37%
mysterious 37%
tense 37%
funny 12%


medium 75%
slow 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | Character: 25% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 37%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 42% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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