A beautifully written novel in the final days of the last emirate of Muslim Spain. Rich in atmosphere and compelling characters.
Synopsis: Four years have passed since Nall’s Engine drove the Deep Kings back across the Misery, but as they hurl fire from the sky, darker forces plots against the republic. A new power is rising: a ghost in the light known only as the Bright Lady manifests in visions across the city, and the cult … Continue reading Ravencry by Ed McDonald (Raven’s Mark #2)
Synopsis: In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the … Continue reading Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ancestor #2)
Synopsis: Every witch knows the rules: Stick to your own kind. Never reveal your powers to outsiders. Take a consort from the witching families or kiss your magic good-bye forever. For years I've been quiet, obedient Rose Hallowell. I accepted the man my stepmother chose for me. But I never stopped missing my long-ago friends. … Continue reading Consort of Secrets by Eva Chase (The Witch’s Consorts book1)
Synopsis: Something is wrong with Carlie. A magical storm. An ancient shipwreck. A hidden evil. All three are tied together as Carlie must defend Wulfric against his past, which emerges after a raging storm tears across Halfway Lake. When government agents descend on Halfway to investigate the mysterious shipwreck, Carlie discovers that all is not … Continue reading Halfway Drowned by Terry Maggert (Halfway Witchy book4)
Synopsis: Dorian Lake spent years cornering the Baltimore hex-crafting market, using his skills at the hermetic arts to exact karmic justice for those whom the system has failed. He keeps his magic clean and free of soul-corrupting Netherwork, thus avoiding both the karmic blow-back of his practice and the notice of the Presidium, a powerful … Continue reading Review: The Curse Merchant by J.P. Sloan
Synopsis: Experimenting with a demon-summoning spell was a way for 25-year-old Emily to forget that her boyfriend dumped her. To her shock, it worked. Now, with a demon on her hands, Emily and her sister, Christa, fall under the scrutiny of Thomas Ramikin, the head of the magical community’s police. Like it or not, … Continue reading Review: Magical Ties by J.M. Levinton
Synopsis: “Caenthell will stay buried, and the North will not rise again until I freely offer my sword to a true descendant of the High Kings—or until one takes it from my dying hands!” With this curse, the Warlock Malessar destroyed Caenthell. The bloodline of the High Kings disappeared and the kingdom faded into dark … Continue reading Audio Review: Heir to the North by Steven Poole