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Released: Jan 21. 2014
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Prospero's War #1
Published by Orbit
DIRTY MAGIC is a flat-out high-octane thrill ride in an alluring world. I can already sense that Kate Prospero will become a highly recognizable name in Urban Fantasy soon. ~ Under the Covers
I’ve been a fan of Jaye Wells’ writing ever since Red-Headed Stepchild came out so I was very excited to hear she was starting a new series. DIRTY MAGIC is the explosive beginning to the Prospero’s War series.
Kate Prospero is my kind of heroine. She is kick ass, lively, determined and a little vulnerable as well. As she tries to make her way up the career ladder as a patrol cop, she shoots a man who just happens to be the lead snitch in the Magic Enforcement Agency. This brings on a lot of trouble and a lot of opportunities, but the questions is, what will Kate do about it?
DIRTY MAGIC turned out to be refreshingly funny and sexy. There were so many lines that had me laughing out loud with Kate’s comebacks. Though the major conflict lies in the fact that she doesn’t want to practice magic anymore, the events she experiences inevitably lead to a hard choice. I love this part of the storyline and felt that it really tested Kate’s character early on. We learn things about her that we normally wouldn’t have and I liked that Wells attacked this early on in the series because it sets a good example of what we can expect from Kate’s character in the future.
I sense a bit of a love triangle between Morales and Volos. Though I am heavily leaning onto one side, I can see the appeal for both characters. One is a cocky cop and the other is an old flame. It makes me eager to read more of Kate’s love life.
Fans of the Downside Ghosts will enjoy this series. As it involves cookers, magic and a world that is so uniquely original, I am sure that this series will be just as successful, or perhaps even more so, than the Sabina Kane series.
DIRTY MAGIC is a flat-out high-octane thrill ride in an alluring world. I can already sense that Kate Prospero will become a highly recognizable name in Urban Fantasy soon.
*Review copy provided by publisher
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