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Thursday, December 23, 2010

166) Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong

The Blurb -

The first rule of a supernatural fight club? Don't kill your opponent.

When the fighters come with lethal spells, werewolf strength and half-demon powers, that can be a lot tougher than it sounds. It's hard to attract talent if they know they might not leave the ring alive. So when fighters at a California club start dying -- it's bad for business.

Witch detectives Paige Winterbourne and Savannah Levine take the case. Going undercover in the power-heavy arena of the fight club is a welcome change of pace for Paige, relegated to the role of The Wife as her husband struggles to find his place in his family's Cabal--the corporate Mafia of the supernatural world.

As Paige is drawn deeper into new and dangerous corners of her world, she quickly discovers the greatest threat isn't the killer in her sights. It's something much, much closer to home. And this is one fight she can't afford to lose.

My Thoughts -

It is always nice to visit the Women of the Otherworld. Sure this is only a novella but it is another good story and it takes the edge off the wait for the next book in the series. Told from Paige's perspective this short story has the usual suspects around and I am loving the grown-up Savannah!

Counterfeit Magic gives us an insight into the marriage of Paige and Lucus and how their relationship is doing since joining the cabal. Of course there is a case to solve and naturally there are other supernaturals involved but the main focus is Paige, Lucas, Savannah and Adam. Just another story of mystery and the paranormal.

I listened to this audiobook because for a novella it is extremely expensive to buy in book form. So my audible.com credit was used wisely this month and I could finally get a hold of a copy of this small snippet from my favourite series. The narrator didn't really sound like I expected Paige to sound but I got used to her voice after a while.

For hard core fans this is a must read. Kelley Armstrong always tells a good story and it is always worth buying her books. However I am still annoyed that this novella costs so much. Maybe you all have it on your Christmas list already?

1 comment:

Adele said...

love the Otherworld stories am going to have to find this one!