|A math professor and botany professor, who happen to be a wizard and a witch, have an academic disagreement regarding the nature of magic. They also happen to be soulmates, though neither of them likes the thought of that.
The mathematician discovers a formula for the strength of a spell. That formula is:
(sT + Ls + LP) * Ep * R * I=S
The formula supposedly gives the strength S of the spell being cast in terms of things like "the spell and the talent of the caster" (the first term), the level of the spell (second term), etc. Even if these things were quantifiable, the usefulness of the equation is destroyed by the fact that the asterisks are not multiplication, but something else that he cannot identify. (Great!)
In any case, we are supposed to believe that this formula revolutionizes spell casting. Of course, this is the "male" approach to magic, in contrast with the more "artistic" female approach.
|(quoted from Your Magic or Mine)|
Their magics were totally opposite. Hers, the ancient, female, basic enchantments the witches of old must have used, literally grounded in the earth. His, the new, predominantly warlock, cerebral, flying in the stratosphere of the mind. They had nothing in common.
These cliches do not surprise me, and neither does the fact that they end up facing adversity together and fall in love. Many readers seem to really like this book, and so I cannot say it is not well written. But, I would suspect that it will appeal more to those who do not appreciate mathematics than to those who do.