Review: Dangerous Magic by Donna Grant

Posted January 11, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: Dangerous Magic by Donna Grant
Dangerous Magic
by Donna Grant

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 18, 2011
Series: Sisters of Magic #3
Published by DL Grant, LLC
Pages: 226
 


I confess I haven’t read the previous two books in this trilogy so I endered mid-struggle as it were. But the plot wasn’t too complicated so I did manage to figure out what was happening in this book, but I think to fully appreciate it, you would need to read Shadow Magic (Sisters of Magic, #1) and Echoes of Magic as Dangerous Magic shows previous characters in the series.Nigel is coming. Granted those words wouldn’t normally fill you with fear, but if the Nigel in question has sold his soul to the devil, amassed a soulless army and then come to your castle to collect your soul and spread death and blood, you may feel differently! Cade has fought off the darkness slowly taking over his soul for a long time, but the end is nearing and the darkness is harder and harder to resist. He knows his upcoming battle with Nigel will be his last, he only hopes he won’t slaughter his friends once the darkness has taken over his soul. He doesn’t count on seeing Francesca, a witch with secrets of her own, whose very presence seems to fight back the darkness.

Anyone who likes a tortured hero will like this book: Cade has the whole tortured thing down; horrible past, check! Self loathing, check! Drop dead gorgeous (especially if you like ’em blonde) check! Completely honourable despite his protestations that he is completely evil and not to be trusted, check! I have to say I am not the biggest fan, but I can appreciate a gorgeous blonde as much as the next gal and his complete selflessness was kind of sexy as well. But I didn’t really feel like I knew the characters that well, it was like he was written from a tortured hero template, and Francesca from the heroine-that-loves-them template.

As I haven’t read the other two books in the series I was only getting the tail end of the overarching plot from this series and as such maybe I didn’t feel the danger that Nigel was supposed to generate. I think it was also because there was always someone sneaking out the castle, I don’t think the secret exit qualifies for secret anymore as half the castle seems to realize its existence!

But it was a quick enjoyable read and my first book from this author, I would definitely look in to reading more of her books.

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About Donna Grant

Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae. She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

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I do like a tortured hero every now and then, will add this to that list.

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I saw that you reviewed Donna and HAD to take a peek-I’m reading Dangerous Magic right now and almost finished—to post my own review tomorrow on my blog.
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So far, Cade is one fine piece of OMG!