The Queen of Spells, Dahlov Ipcar

Blast.  I wrote a nice, thoughtful review of this book, and then it somehow got lost when I reviewed Death: The High Cost of Living.  Bother bother bother.  Suffice it to say – The Queen of Spells is a retelling of “Tam Lin”, which is such a great story that I have checked out or reserved five different adaptations of it, to decide which one is best (apart from, obviously, Fire and Hemlock).  The Queen of Spells is not best.  The sequence where Janet is hanging onto Tom as he turns into all sorts of things is trippy and nifty and interesting, but the rest of it is plodding and predictable.