Allie Beckstrom

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,110 ratings

Magic to the Bone Publisher's Summary

Everything has a cost. And every act of magic exacts a price from its user---maybe a two-day migraine, or losing the memory of your first kiss. But some people want to use magic without paying, and they Offload the cost onto innocents. When that happens, it falls to a Hound to identify the spell's caster---and Allison Beckstrom is the best there is. Daughter of a prominent Portland businessman, Allie would rather moonlight as a Hound than accept the family fortune---and the strings that come with it. But when she discovers a little boy dying from a magic Offload that has her father's signature all over it, Allie is thrown into the high-stakes world of corporate espionage and black magic. Now Allie's out for the truth---and she must call upon forces that will challenge everything she knows, change her in ways she could never imagine, and make her capable of things that powerful people will do anything to control.

©2008 Devon Monk (P)2011 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Magic to the Bone

    • Allie Beckstrom Series, Book 1
    • By: Devon Monk
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 202

    Everything has a cost. And every act of magic exacts a price from its user---maybe a two-day migraine, or losing the memory of your first kiss. But some people want to use magic without paying, and they Offload the cost onto innocents. When that happens, it falls to a Hound to identify the spell's caster---and Allison Beckstrom is the best there is.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good start to a Great series

    • By Dana on 12-30-11

    Regular price: $23.62

  • Book 2

    • Magic in the Blood

    • Allie Beckstrom Series, Book 2
    • By: Devon Monk
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    Working as a Hound---tracing illegal spells back to their casters---has taken its goll on Allison Beckstrom. But even though magic has given her migraines and stolen her recent memory, Allie isn't about to quit. Then the police's magic enforcement division asks her to consult on a missing persons case. But what seems to be a straightforward job turns out to be anything but, as Allie finds herself drawn into the underworld of criminals, ghosts, and blood magic.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Think I'll Continue This

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-11

    Regular price: $23.62

  • Book 3

    • Magic in the Shadows

    • Allie Beckstrom Series, Book 3
    • By: Devon Monk
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Allison Beckstrom's magic has taken its toll on her, physically marking her and erasing her memories---including those of the man she supposedly loves. But lost memories aren't the only things preying on Allie's thoughts. Her late father, the prominent businessman---and sorcerer---Daniel Beckstrom, has somehow channeled himself into her very mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Better

    • By Lea on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $23.62

  • Book 4

    • Magic on the Storm

    • Allie Beckstrom Series, Book 4
    • By: Devon Monk
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Allison Beckstrom is committed to her work tracing illegal spells. Now, there's an apocalyptic storm bearing down on Portland, and when it hits, all the magic in the area will turn unstable and destructive. To stop it from taking out the entire city, Allie and her lover, the mysterious Zayvion Jones, must work with the Authority - the enigmatic arbiters of all things magic - and take a stand against a magical wildstorm that will obliterate all in its path.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've enjoyed every book in the series

    • By Patti on 12-07-11

    Regular price: $23.62

  • Book 5

    • Magic at the Gate

    • Allie Beckstrom Series, Book 5
    • By: Devon Monk
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Allie Beckstrom's lover, Zayvion Jones, is a Guardian of the Gate, imbued with both light and dark magic and responsible for ensuring that those energies don't mix. But Zayvion lies in a coma, his soul trapped in death's realm. And when Allie discovers that the only way to save Zayvion is to sacrifice her very own magical essence, she makes a decision that may have grave consequences for the entire world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Arrrrrg!

    • By Nikki Chenard on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $23.62

  • Book 6

    • Magic on the Hunt

    • Allie Beckstrom Series, Book 6
    • By: Devon Monk
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    There aren't many girls who can say they've gone into the realm of death and lived to tell the tale. But to restore her lover Zayvion's soul, Allison Beckstrom had to pay a bitter price - and things are about to get worse. It turns out that the leader of the Authority, the council that decides what can - and can't - be done with magic, is being held hostage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Series coming to a head?

    • By Lea on 05-31-12

    Regular price: $23.62

  • Book 7

    • Magic on the Line

    • Allie Beckstrom Series, Book 7
    • By: Devon Monk
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Allison Beckstrom has willingly paid the price of pain to use magic, and has obeyed the rules of the Authority, the clandestine organization that makes---and enforces---all magic policy. But when the Authority's new boss, Bartholomew Wray, refuses to believe that the sudden rash of deaths in Portland might be caused by magic, Allie must choose to follow the Authority's rules, or turn against the very people for whom she's risked her life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Twists and Turns

    • By Lea on 06-14-12

    Regular price: $24.46

  • Book 8

    • Magic Without Mercy

    • Allie Beckstrom, Book 8
    • By: Devon Monk
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Magic itself has been poisoned, and Allie Beckstrom's undead father may have left the only cure in the hands of a madman. Hunted by the Authority - the secret council who enforces the laws - wanted by the police, and unable to use magic, she's got to find the cure before the sickness spreads beyond any power to stop it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • liked the book but...

    • By Brittany on 01-04-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 9

    • Magic for a Price

    • Allie Beckstrom, Book 9
    • By: Devon Monk
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    With Portland about to descend into chaos, Allie Beckstrom needs to find a way to purify the wells of tainted magic beneath the city. But the only options left to her are grim: attempt to close down magic forever or follow her father's plan to set magic into the right hands - even though she's learned to never trust his word. Now Allie will have to make a choice and face the darkness of her own deepest fears before time runs out for them all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always great!

    • By David on 08-11-15

    Regular price: $27.99