Publisher: Self-Published on November 24, 2013
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Source: Review Request
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The three storylines of Season One collide in Season Two!
Donovan leads the Unseelie in the fight to claim control over the artifacts that holds the key to manifesting a new fey realm. Manipulated by enchantments that have stripped him of all he has held dear, Lugh loses himself to forces that would destroy the realm he once dedicated himself to create. Caught in the middle, London struggles to save Lugh, and the fey, from the evil that would consume them all
At A Glance
Love the story, but getting frustrated with some characters.
I feel like I have been reading this series forever. It started out in mini stories, and now we are getting longer books. Into Magic starts off Season Two with a bang. Just to recap really quick: the fae mounds have fallen, and now the fae must find another magical place to live before they Fade (die). But the Seelie and Unseelie keep fighting against each other which is slowing down the process.
Lugh did not start out as my favorite character, but he sure as hell is now. He always fights for what he thinks is right, but now this darkness is eating him, consuming him, changing him. His good battles the bad as London, his druidess, helps him every step of the way in exchange for the Touch (London got cursed with the need to have fea magic her up or she will go insane). I love these two together. They aren’t romantically together, though they do have sex, but they have this connection that goes beyond any kind of relationship you can think of. London’s loyalty to Lugh is beautiful.
Poor Malcolm. He has had a tough go of it but he is finally finding his place in the fae world. He is still playing with magic without knowing what the hell he is doing. It’s all instinct. Except, his powers are notoriously known to make a good fae go bad. And he is slowly becoming out of control.
Donovan is still trying to help the Unseelie gain power after years of rule under the Seelie. His intentions are always good, but I think his power trip is muddling up his decision making.
The story is definitely progressing. So much happens, so many twists. My head is still spinning. And I like it.
Donovan is getting on my damn nerves. I just stopped liking him as a character, which sucks because he was my favorite in the beginning. I don’t like what he has become and how he treats others who weren’t with him from the beginning. Him and his team are on one big power trip and it kind of ruins the rest of the book for me because they are suppose to be the good guys. Their actions say otherwise though.
I got bored in more places than usual when it comes to this series. I think I expect something…more.
We get some sexy time, but nothing too detailed. The romance is low priority in this series and I like it that way.
Obviously, I still want to continue this series. Anyone who wants to try out these books, make sure to start from the beginning with Scattered Magic. I do wish I liked this book more. I have given Archer’s other books 4 to 5 stars, so I know it can get better. Recommended.
Losing even a single Sidhe would be a blow to the race. Losing his druidess would have been even worse for Lugh.
Turning with her, so his back was to the Unseelie, Lugh clutched her in his embrace. His face lowered to press against the hair beside her ear. To those what watched, it would appear a moment of compassion and relief.
Against London’s ear Lugh hissed so silently that no other could hear, “You never jeopardize yourself!” His arms about her jerked tighter in fury. “Not ever!”