A questing we will go
Now that the Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. team has defeated the nefarious Spellworks, the only "competition" in town, Katie Chandler doesn't have much to do as director of marketing, and she's starting to question her role at MSI. Her boyfriend Owen Palmer, on the other hand, is in hog heaven, translating an ancient and powerful magical manuscript. But then he finds that the cryptic text describing the location of an enchanted gem known as the Eye of the Moon has radically changed. This deadly stone gives its holder enhanced power over others and a craving for more power. It once caused a terrible war before it was safely hidden and then lost - and now it seems to be in New York and set in an elven brooch that renders its wearer invulnerable. Whoever has this brooch could take over the world.
Katie and Owen must find it before anyone else does, and they're not the only ones searching. They'll need all the help they can get, including Katie's visiting grandmother. But who can they trust when their allies fall under its spell? Not to mention the new enemies who are deadlier than anything they've faced before.
©2012 Shannon Swendson (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I'm a big fan of this series - absolutely addicted, in fact. However, this is my least favorite in the series, as it is very different than the others. Still a good story, with characters I adore, but it was one non-stop race, which didn't feel realistically possible - something that hadn't felt the case in the other books in the series. I can suspend belief rather successfully even in the most fantastic of stories, but I found it harder to do so in this book - who can run for that many hours? How many times are we supposed to believe the narrow escapes? And how can all of this have happened in such a short period of time?
I still gave five stars because I enjoyed the basic premise, and the characters are the same wonderful characters, and I was glad to visit them again. I do hope to continue seeing more books in this series - I really do love it. I just hope we don't see this hard-to-believe race-like format in the future.
Taking the whole Part II of the book chasing around for "THE Eye" was a bit too much. It seems like the author was using a lot of the chase simply to make the book longer.
I have enjoyed most of Shanna Swendson's books and this book started out promising then turned into a 7 hour chase scene. Literally. Both Owen and Katie are now Magical Immunes. It begins with a cute scene with Owen absorbed in his studies and Katie trying to surprise him and break his obsessive study of old magic. But then a powerful magical stone is stolen, Katie and Owen are the only people that can be trusted with it since it has no power over them and they literally run from people for the entire book. Katie's Granny fighting on their side was entertaining for about 30 min and even that got old. I'm almost as obsessive as Owen so I had to finish the book, but I was never so glad to be done. Read the first couple of chapters and the last chapter and you won't have missed anything. And I'm sorry, but the ending with Mimi was ridiculous. She was obsessed with the stone, knew the fake was a fake, but at the end she just walks away with the fake without an argument? I've given all of Shanna's others a 4 or 5, but this one just hurt. Shanna writes too well to rate a 1 or 2, but a 3 was the best I could give the story.
No, I possibly would like the print version better. Maybe it wouldn't have that "sarcastic" feel to the narration.
She is able to designate voices/tones for the other characters quite consistantly
This was my least favorite in the series only because the "chase" scene dragged on and on and on
author of Lowcountry Legend's series
I do believe that this is the best one yet. The plot is more developed and there are many new interesting characters while some old funny ones are revived. Don't miss this one.
I was hooked...from the first book in the series right down to the this last one. It was a world I didn't want to exit upon the ending of the fist book in the series. So within a week I had listed to all of them..and now I'm left wanting...and waiting for the next one.
Being from Texas I totally loved Eva Wilhelm's southern drawl. I loved the easy flow of the narrative and the easily recognizable voice of the characters.
Keystone cops gone bad. It is one lone chase and became very old and very boring very quickly. The only thing good I can say about this book is that Granny is visiting Katie in NYC and she is a riot.
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