"HARRY POTTER for grown ups"
A race of wizards lives secretly among humans. They have
their own society and try not to impinge upon non-wizard
affairs. The hero, Sariel, uses his psychic skills to
make certain that none of his people use their abilities
to control humans. The heroine, Miranda, is a non-wizard
who proves to have some wizard skills. Their different
worlds romance carries most of the plot.
Meanwhile, an extremely powerful evil wizard who killed
the hero's father is busy plotting to take over the wizard
and human societies, and Sariel and Miranda must stop him.
And, yes, in many ways, IF YOU BELIEVE is HARRY POTTER for
grown ups with sex, romance, and other adult issues. But
Inclán, to her credit, has her own slant on this wizard
society, and the magic system is her own, and she is a
very good writer with strong, visual writing and strong
The book is the first of a trilogy about three wizard
Reviewed by Marilynn Byerly,
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 25, 2006
This is the first book in a exciting new trilogy
Running from three thugs, Miranda Stead seeks safety, plunging through the first unlocked doorway she finds,into a place she should never have been able to enter. Surrounded by a room full of suspicious, robe-wearing people intent on remaining secret, Miranda recognizes a new danger - one she is only able to avoid when Sariel steps in to protect her. He must now use the power of his touch to erase her memory of all she has seen that evening, but first he'll use his magical powers in another way.