Review: Into Magic by S.A. Archer and S. Ravynheart

Posted October 6th, 2014 in book review / 10 comments

Review: Into Magic by S.A. Archer and S. RavynheartInto Magic by S. Ravynheart, S.A. Archer
Publisher: Self-Published on November 24, 2013
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 251
Format: eBook
Source: Review Request
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-half-stars

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.

The Good

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.

The Bad

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.

The Snuggly

We get some sexy time, but nothing too detailed. The romance is low priority in this series and I like it that way.

Final Thoughts

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!”


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10 Responses to “Review: Into Magic by S.A. Archer and S. Ravynheart”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    Isn’t that crazy that you now are annoyed by your favorite character. The premise of this series sounds really the Fae. Hope thing improve for you Jennifer!

  2. Jaclyn Canada

    I love Fae stories! I remember you talking about this one before. It sounds like a story that I could get into. It sucks that your favorite character has gotten so annoying, but I am glad that I know if I get to this series that he turns into a douche. Great review!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      LOL, it may just be me, I don’t know. I tend to have opposite views on characters. I always hate the ones everyone likes.

  3. Melliane

    It’s nice to have longer stories for a series you’re enjoying! I didn’t know about this one but even the cover is intriguing!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      It was a good trade off I think, since I stopped liking another characters.

  4. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m glad you enjoyed this despite it being boring in a few spots and one of the characters driving you wonky. I have at least the first one of this series waiting on me, so I’m glad to see it’s still a series that you’re in to. Great review!

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