Cass Clereaux likes her job. It's simple - steal the magic, don't get killed. FireSouls like her are perfect for magic treasure hunting. Their dragon soul helps them find treasure, their wicked powers help them steal it. But there's a big freaking downside - FireSouls are hunted. If either of the magical governments figures out what she is, she can kiss her life goodbye.
When the Alpha Council comes to her with a special job, it's a no-brainer to turn it down, no matter how much money they're offering. Shifters who can sniff out her weird magic are the last supernaturals she needs to be around. Worse? They have a history of hunting FireSouls. But when Cass learns that a little girl's life is at stake and Cass is her last hope, she doesn't have a choice.
With her sisters and the powerful Shifter Aidan Merrick at her back, she's got a chance at saving the girl and keeping her deadly secret - until she learns there's far more to this kidnapping than meets the eye.
©2016 Linsey Hall (P)2016 Linsey Hall
Books are the doors to other places. READ!!!!
this is the second in the Huntress series. I received the audio book from the narrator for a honest review. The story line is great. Cass and her "sisters" are fire souls that is hated by others because of their ability to take another's magic. They have to be careful who they tell. Keeping it a secret is getting hard. In this story she is called upon to help the shifters find a missing child and the object she takes care of. They get the child back but the object is still missing. Also the person who took the object seems to know who Cass is. She and her "sisters" can't remember anything before they were 15/ Who are they? Where did they come from? Will the secret be told?
Can't wait till the next book
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I really enjoy this series! This is a fun filled adventure with a touch of romance!!! I can hardly wait for book 3!!!
Cass and Aidan are spending more and more time together, and she is learning to control her magic. The Alpha council wants her to track something valuable. At first she turns them down but when she finds out a girl's life is at stake, she has no choice but to take a risk and help them.
The narrator does a great job bringing the story to life. It does not end in bad cliffhanger but we know the story is not complete since the evil guy that has been hunting them is still at large.
It's a series full of danger, suspense, action, magic, drama, and a sweet romance to seal the deal!
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A kick as* girl with both magic and the ability to take magic from this she kills. AMAZING STORY IF I COULD IT WOULD BE 10 STARS.
I received this book free in return for a unbiased review.
I just finished listening to "Mirror Mage" and immediately downloaded the 3rd book in the series.
I'm hooked on following the story of Cass, Aiden, and Cass's deirfiúr and friends on their archaeological adventures and their struggle to learn about their hidden past. The series is fun, compelling, and just dark enough to keep it from being too sweet. I look forward to listening to the rest of the books!
I liked the book a lot and the narration was good as well. I'm finding I quite like Laurel Schroeder's voices.
I really like how sweet the romance between Cass and Aidan, and I felt like the conclusion to the book was really satisfying. I'm ready ton start the next book.
The only thing that bugged me about the book was a particular part where Cass decided to sacrifice herself for the good of a little girl, and I was like, is there seriously no one else who could take her place? No one?
I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.
I love this series and the connection the 3 ladies have and then having to hide and protect themselves for being fire souls. I love that Aidian is always there for Cass and protecting her secret that she is a fire soul. Also one of the order of Magica is now protecting her secret because Fire Souls are considered dangerous as they kill people to steal their powers. These 3 ladies are not interested in stealing powers and if found out I feel they should not be sent to the place for magical miscreants. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom
I received this audiobook for free for my honest review.
Second novels in a series are usually problematic. Not Mirror Mage! I already shared how much I enjoyed Ancient Magic, and now I've had the chance to devour the next book too! What a great reading month it has been!
The story line gets more complex; the situation far more dangerous. Cass is a badass, and so are her friends and sisters and oh let's not forget the hottie Scot that has decided to be her protector! In Mirror Mage, Cass gets herself into some situations where her secrets are exposed, and her future is uncertain. But she goes into these situations willingly, to protect a young girl - because she is that honorable and brave. She won't let someone else suffer if she can do something about it.
But we also see the burden of Cass using her magic start to emerge as the fire inside her starts to take control. This can get very dangerous for her very quickly, as people who are protecting and keeping her secret may find out. Especially since we started seeing the threads of other key players starting to believe FireSouls may not be inherently evil. But what I loved most is the dedication and camaraderie between Cass and her sisters, as well as their two best friends and Aidan. These friends have her back, and will not turn away just because they find out who she is. Everyone should have friends like this!
This book is also a fun trip through ancient ruins and has more of that Indiana Jones and Lara Croft Tomb Raider feel that I loved from the first book. It helps that the author herself is an archeologist and that passion goes into her books. The audio narration was also very enjoyable and pleasant. I'm definitely a fan of this series, and will be adding the rest of the author's books to my wishlist.
I love books about magic and period drama. Kim Harrison, Deborah Harkness, and Jane Austin are my favorite authors.
Mirror Magic is the second book in the Ancient Magic series. It's packed with magic. The heroine, Cass for Cassiopeia (the constellation), is learning just how powerful she is. As one can guess from the title, Cass is a mirror mage. She can take the magic of another mage, but mirror mages can only use their newly acquired magic one time. Fire souls on the other hand . . .
In this book, Cass slowly learns of her early years and how she is being hunted by a monster. Yes, that is how the author refers to it, as the “monster” not terribly clever or imaginative. Cass helps to save a young girl by taking on the girl’s cursed slave collar. Needless to say, this puts Cass in grave danger, having most of her power drained from her.
This is a book of accepting help from others and learning team work. Ultimately Cass develops her own magic, but must also rely on Ayden (the Origin), her drafeur, her close friends who run the "little coffee shop next door" and an outsider from the dreaded Alpha Council who could have her thrown into the prison for miscreant magic users.
Hall develops the concept that the sisters (drafeur), Cass, Nix and Del, collect ancient enchanted items, whose magic is waning, from tombs etc; create a replica of each object and its enchantment; put the enchantment into the replica and then return the original magic item to its home. Cass voices great respect for the ancient buildings she enters and the enchanted items she seeks and so we begin to understand her sincere and honest character.
Lindsey Hall does a wonderful job of reminding us how magic and magic creatures give off their own scents and even their own tastes. She has a wonderful grasp on how to write about magic and magic plot lines. Unfortunately, the writing is not very sophisticated and the dialog is bland, very much he said - she said unimaginative kind of stuff.
This is a very short book, which should be considered when purchasing audible books with credits.
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I thought the narrator did a fine job with the characters, just like in book 1. The two main characters are aiden and cass, and they each have a distinct feel. I like her natural voice as well. Personally, I can't see how Aiden's irish accent would be attractive, but I'm a guy so *shrug*
Book 2 feels like "monster of the week"; while the story continues from book 1, it doesn't really do much for the overall story arc. We don't learn any more about the main characters' past, we don't learn any more about the 'monster', the characters don't really change, and there aren't any new relationships. Her friends Dell and Nix get very little screen time, which I expected from the first novel. I'd really like to learn more about them and the monster, but the story didn't satisfy my curiosity. With that said, i thought the story was fine. Cass gets a new mission to save a girl, then uses her covet-hunting powers to find her and get the job done. Along the way, she spends more time with Aiden and gets a slave collar.
Some of the story points are kinda weird, but it follows the same problems from the first book. The transport charms make another appearance, but the rich alpha council and billionaire aiden don't seem to carry enough. Despite their lives depending on hiding their fire soul nature, they end up revealing it to someone accidentally and then deliberately tell their friends (in their pub no less). They could have done a much better job hiding it imo. But once you accept it and roll with it, the story is enjoyable.
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