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Review: “February Thaw,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Stellar! Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5   February Thaw is another relatively short, inexpensive ebook anthology of Tanya Huff short stories. And much like He Said, Sidhe Said and (especially) Swan’s Braid, it is worth every penny

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Review: “Magic Strikes,” Ilona Andrews

Pros: Great arc-plot advancement; plenty of danger Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5   I read book six of the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, Magic Rises, first and absolutely loved it–enough so that I went back to

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Review: “Magic for a Price,” Devon Monk

Pros: Tense, with great payoffs Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Magic for a Price is the ninth novel in the “Allie Beckstrom” series by Devon Monk, and it reads like it may well be the last–I guess we’ll

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Review: “Magic Without Mercy,” Devon Monk

Pros: Tight, tense plotting; interesting developments Cons: I hope you can remember the previous books well… Rating: 4 out of 5 Allison Beckstrom is trying to ‘cure’ magic–someone has poisoned it, and people are dying right and left. She isn’t

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Review: “Magic on the Line,” Devon Monk

Pros: Gripping plot Cons: Ends in the middle of something; very shallow bad guy Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   The Authority has a new boss–Bartholomew Wray–and he’s changing everything. Several very good people

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Review: “Magic Rises,” Ilona Andrews

Pros: Gripping, fascinating, lively action-adventure Cons: Now I need to track down the rest of the books! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Ex-mercenary Kate Daniels is Consort to Curran, the Beast Lord, and

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Review: “Gift of Magic,” Lynn Kurland

Pros: A lovely story… Cons: …caught short by a couple of late-blooming cliches Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Lynn Kurland’s Gift of Magic is a novel of the Nine Kingdoms. Novel number six,

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Review: “Vicious Moon,” Lee Roland

Pros: Interesting world and characters; stands very well on its own Cons: The book kept me at arm’s length and felt a bit jumbled Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Nyx is an earth

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Review: “Long Hot Summoning,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Tense, engaging storyline; our favorite characters plus a few new ones Cons: Some missing consequences Rating: 4.5 out of 5   Long Hot Summoning is the third volume of of The Keeper Chronicles (you can find all three books

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Review: “The Second Summoning,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Funny, hilarious, silly, amusing, entertaining, laugh-a-minute, whimsical, playful, absurd… Cons: Occasionally a little too surreal Rating: 4.5 out of 5   The Second Summoning is book two of The Keeper Chronicles (you can find all three books packaged together

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