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Demon Magic and a Martini

The Guild Codex: Spellbound, Book 4
Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (738 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When I first landed a bartending job at the local guild, I didn't know a thing about magic. These days, I'm practically an expert on the different magical classes, but there's one nobody ever talks about: Demonica.  

Turns out they have a good reason for that. My guild is strictly hellion-free, because who wants to risk life and limb to control the biggest bullies on the mythic playground? Well, some people do, and now, a demon has been loosed in the city. My three best friends are determined to slay it, but even badass combat mages are critically out-magicked. And that's not all. The monster they're tracking - it's not hiding. It's not fleeing. It's not leaving a trail of corpses everywhere it goes.  

The demon is hunting, too. And in a city full of mythics, it's searching for deadlier prey.  

If we can't unravel the demon's sinister motivations, more innocent people will die, but finding the answers means digging into dark secrets...and learning truths I never wanted to know.

©2019 Annette Marie (P)2019 Tantor

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Too much battling

This book has so many battle descriptions and not enough plot. While I enjoy series I’m much more about the relationships established versus how she fights.

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Good Book... Bad Tori


One thing I LOVE about this series is how fast the author is putting it out. I'm so happy not to have to wait years to see what happens next. Thank you author chick. Your dedication to your craft is much appreciated by this inpatient reader. 😊

If you just want the basics, then here you go: The story was GOOD. The side characters were GOOD. The main chick was annoying. Tori's character has changed a lot and in my opinion it wasnt a change for the better. The book didnt deserve her antics. It had some good action scenes and a big reveal towards the end.

I also like that the author is spreading out her books to cover all aspects of the supernatural. This story involved demons but it isn't overly dark or sinister. These demons dont appear to be the traditional opposite of Christian religion type demons but come from another place.

Now for some of my opinionated details.

For such a short book it took me forever to write this review. I'll keep it simple on this one. This story is an excellent addition to the series. This book focuses of Ezra and his background. (I'm an audio listener so I'm guessing at the spelling here) Ezra is my favorite of the trio but I was a bit underwhelmed. Before the big reveal it's pretty obvious what is happening. We find out what we all wanted to know so in that regard I'm glad that the hat is out of the bag. It's the fumbling, sometimes insecure, barely tolerable Tori that rubs me the wrong way.

Tori's character has maintained some of the personality changes that I didnt care for in the last book. There is a line between being inquisitive and being nosey... Tori constantly crosses that line. It's not cute and it's the main thing I dislike about her. She is regressing instead of progressing.

She also comes across as a dunce a few times. This wasn't the case in the first two books. Why now???

I understand that authors want to put a bit of romance in their series, but why does it have to be with one of her "best friends" ??? Women and men can be friends without the extra "benefits".

If you like the series, then I would not skip this book. It has some details you'll need to continue.

3 Stars 🌟🌟🌟- Good Book. I like the overall concept and it was delivered well. Most common ranking for a book I enjoyed and look forward to the next.

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  • J. C.
  • Blah Blah, CA USA
  • 05-22-19

I love the series

I can't wait for the next books!! This series is great, it's funny and a bit heart wrenching. Please continue this series!

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Another fun read from Anette Marie

Most serious than the last three back still a good read. Delving deeper into the Mages lives and Tori's evolution of self as she joins them on another adventure.

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Best One Yet!

When I wasn't listening to this series, I found myself thinking about the characters. The whole series is well fleshed out and relatable, but I found this one to be the best in the line of pretty strong contenders. It's quick pased, addicting, and we'll worth the read. I'm looking forward to the next one!

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I have loved listening to this book series!

The characters and the story line were engaging. I love the narrator she brought the series to life!

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Love love love this series!

The narrator completely brings all these characters to life, she makes the storyline easy to follow. As usual our Leading Lady just can't seem to listen when she's told to stay back, but the character's dedication to each other is wonderful. While this setting is magical it's not too difficult to see true friendship whether it's make-believe or real world

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  • Cindy
  • Splendora, Texas USA
  • 05-03-19

On the Run

Yes, the audio is another hit run in the series. I love all the characters in this series, and all their mysterious pasts. I was so glad to see that they finally accepted her as part of their group. All for one, and one for all!

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  • Bunty
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • 05-01-19

WOW, EXCELLENT CONTINUATION

Most enjoyable. There are lots of action and intrigues. The protagonist and her 3 best friends rock! Good narration and the storyline moved along smoothly. Waiting anxiously for the next book to come out.

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Cant wait for the next one!

The only drawback to these books is that the series hasn't been completed yet. I would wish the author to write faster but then the books probably wouldn't be as good.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 04-29-19

Demon Magic and a Martini

This is an other great book in the series, fun and full of fighting and fear. Read with great feeling by Cris Dukehart.