As much as I enjoyed Cass’s story in the Dragon's Gift: The Huntress I was ready to move on to her other deifiur, Del and Nix, and find out what their roles in the crazy scheme of things were supposed to be. So when it was announced that Del would be up on the chopping block next I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her story, especially with how things ended for her in Infinite Magic, and I wasn’t disappointed! Magic Undying was a fun, quick read filled with twists and turns and great characters.
From the first page we are off and running with Del as she escapes the Underworld and finds herself on a quest with an unlikely partner. Del is spunky, determined and pretty damn kickass. I loved that she went all in and kept her cool when things went sideways, which tended to happen a lot. Roarke, The Warden and Del’s unlikely, and somewhat unwanted, partner in crime is supposed to drag Del back to hell, but finds that the dragging part may not be in the cards. I really liked Roarke. He’s got the whole tall, dark and handsome thing going on and truly believes in following the rules. With his past as shadowy as Del’s present, my curiosity is definitely peaked and I want to know more about him and his past.
The writing was engaging, 1st person POV well done, and though there were a few spots where things slowed a bit, the book moved at a good pace. I liked how Roarke barreled into Del’s life. In some ways it was similar to how Aiden entered Cass’ but with enough of a difference to keep things fresh. I loved hanging out with Cass, Nix and Aiden, as well as the other characters that played a big role in Cass’ own quest. I’m definitely intrigued by the mystery of what Del really is, aside from being a FireSoul, and how being part Phantom plays into it all and am looking forward to seeing what crazy she’ll have to live through in order to find the answers she seeks.
If you haven’t read Dragon’s Gift: The Huntress series you can jump in without being completely lost, but I highly recommend that you take the time to go back and read it because then you’ll have a better understanding of the dynamic between all of the characters, not just Del, Nix and Cass.
~ Copy received from the author & voluntarily reviewed ~
Waking up in hell was not Del Bellator’s idea of a good time. She’d rather be back on earth, killing demons and hunting down magical treasure for her shop, Ancient Magic.
Turns out that escaping hell is easy—it’s staying out that’s hard. Del’s death magic defies the laws of the supernatural world. Worse—she doesn’t know how to control it. If others learn what she is, it’s guaranteed persecution by the Order of the Magica. And Del already has a deadly and forbidden secret—she shares a soul with a dragon.
Things get sticky when Roarke Fallon, Warden of the Underworld, shows up on her doorstep wanting to drag her back to hell. He’s a one of a kind shifter—the most powerful she’s ever met—and he’s set his sights on her. Helping him catch an escaped demon gives her an opportunity to win her freedom, but only if she teams up with Roarke. She’ll have to use her forbidden magic to get the job done. And that is a recipe for discovery… and disaster.
Magic Undying features a kick butt heroine, a powerful hero, and otherworldly adventure.
Genre: Urban Fantasy/New Adult
Published By: Bonnie Doone Press
Release Date: November 25th, 2016
Series: Dragon’s Gift: The Seeker Book 1
Linsey Hall is the author of the Mythean Arcana, an adventurous paranormal romance series set in Scotland and other exotic locales. Before becoming a romance novelist, Linsey was a nautical archaeologist who studied shipwrecks from Hawaii and the Yukon to the UK and the Mediterranean. She credits the historical romances of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s with her love of history and her decision to become an archaeologist. After a decade of tromping around the globe in search of old bits of stuff, she settled down and started penning her own romance novels. Her books draw upon her love of history, travel, and the paranormal elements that she can’t help but include. Several of her books may or may not feature her cats.