Friday, May 30, 2014

The Luthier's Apprentice by Mayra Calvani (Review)

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), one of the greatest violinists who ever lived and rumored to have made a pact with the devil, has somehow transferred unique powers to another…

When violinists around the world mysteriously vanish, 16-year-old Emma Braun takes notice. But when her beloved violin teacher disappears… Emma takes charge. With Sherlock Holmes fanatic, not to mention gorgeous Corey Fletcher, Emma discovers a parallel world ruled by an ex-violinist turned evil sorceress who wants to rule the music world on her own terms.

But why are only men violinists captured and not women? What is the connection between Emma’s family, the sorceress, and the infamous Niccolò Paganini?

Emma must unravel the mystery in order to save her teacher from the fatal destiny that awaits him.

And undo the curse that torments her family—before evil wins and she becomes the next luthier’s apprentice…


This was an enjoyable book. I'm learning to play the violin and so I loved that this book is centered around the violin and luthiers. I thought the cover was gorgeous, too.

I most enjoyed the mystery of the missing violinists. Why were they missing and for what purpose? The ending explained most of it, but it could have been a little more in detail for my liking.

This will probably not be a book I'll read again, but overall it was a fun and quick read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.

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  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Published: Twilight Times Books; First edition (May 10, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K93R3OO
  • Available to purchase: Amazon (Kindle)


Award-winning author Mayra Calvani has penned over ten books for children and adults in genres ranging from picture books to nonfiction to paranormal fantasy novels. She’s had over 300 articles, short stories, interviews and reviews published in magazines such as The WriterWriter’s Journal and Bloomsbury Review, among others. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, she now resides in Brussels, Belgium.


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