Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Book Review: Eyes of Magic

Eyes of Magic

By:  S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart

Format:  eBook

Publisher:  Ravynheart Publishing

Publish Date:  April 22, 2012

Series:  3rd in Rise of the Unseelie series
Affiliated with: Touch series and Champion of the Sidhe series

Book Synopsis:
He's defective.  Damaged.  Malcolm knows he is.  How could he not be, after a year of torture in the belly of a goblins' nest?  The only magic he can do is the Touch, a perverted magic he despises and learned at the end of a whip.  Everyone else in the Glamour Club has loads of magic, but not him.  He doesn't fit it.  But if he can't find his magic, and his place among the Sidhe, then where could he go?  And what if those that enslaved him before came after him again?

First Sentence:
Kieran slammed into the fey in his way, shoving them aside in his scramble.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Malcolm has awaken from his three day unconscious state he's been in since Donovan brought him to the Club.  He is frantic and panicking only wanting to see the man who killed the vampires and brought him here, saving him; Donovan.  Donovan pairs Malcolm with Kieran to be a friend who's had to deal with some of the same, but on a smaller scale.  Malcolm is feeling more out of place, of all things, because he doesn't know what his special magic is, and appears to not have one...or does he?  Being Sidhe he should be able to do something different than the normal Touch, which disgusts him.

We get more detail in this story.  We see the magic through Malcolm's eyes, which helps it make more sense or easily categorizes the magic of each Sidhe for me.  When Malcolm talks to Donovan about magic we learn what the basic powers that all Sidhe have and that each has something different, unique as well.  We learn more of the characters; Kieran's past and using his sound magic.  Bryce with his fire, Trip and her darkness, Dawn and her healing sparks, even rock dust floating around Donovan.

We get an inside glimpse of the Glamour Club as Malcolm walks through it, who's there and what they do.  Even what the place looks like.

Poor Malcolm.  He is sooo broken and no idea what his magic is yet.  He even thinks he has nothing special.  He almost seems to be slipping further into a depressed state, but has tethered himself to Donovan as his rock.  Although, as the reader I started to wonder if he wasn't capable of something completely different than expected.  It becomes evident that he has something special and doesn't know it.

Donovan is AWESOME with Malcolm.  I just love his touch and help with the emotionally wounded kid.  He is calm and strong for Malcolm.  Malcolm needs a powerful rock to look to, and Donovan is it.

In the end we learn more about a few players in the bigger picture of the Sidhe trying to survive.  I still am very curious about why Manannan (the king) did what he did knowing the prophecy.  And Danu went along with him.  There is more here, and we are seeing little clues starting to drop through each individual story line.


I've received a copy of this story for review from the author.
**Do remember this is a review of my thoughts and opinions.

16 comments:

  1. I really need to pick up this series. Another good book. I really need to meet Donovan!

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    1. Melissa (books&things) lol. I'm really starting to get into these books more and more with each one. :D And Yes! Donovan is a lovely Unseelie...Um, and no stealing! ;D

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  2. I do like how you keep finding books that I haven't seen before :)

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    1. Blodeuedd, I love finding new books and sharing them, so I'm glad you enjoy it as well. :)

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  3. I can tell you really liked the plot of this book. I might just bump it to my summer tbr pile!

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    1. Michelle @ Oh! For the Love of Books, Hi! :D Oh, this books plot and tying to the other short stories was really catching for me. Hope you enjoy it if you get to read it. :) Thank you!

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  4. Grrr, I really need to write me reviews for Archer's books. I have them and read them but it takes me forever to get to a review.

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    1. Jennifer L. Bielman, I know the feeling! Trying to get everything up and not overwhelm everyone that visits too. Look forward to reading your thoughts when you get them up. :) Thank you!

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  5. I love books about the Sidhe, so I'll have to look into this one! Thanks, Melissa!

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    1. Mirjam, these stories are all in novella size, so they are great for quick fixes and the series keeps going. :) Hope you enjoy them if you get to give them a try. Thank you!

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  6. wow now I want to read this one, I love the synopsis and I love even more your review.

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    1. lol. Melliane, this book raised the bar of the series for me. :D Glad you like the synopsis and the review. :)

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  7. I haven't read this series..but your review makes it sound like a wonderful world filled with fleshed out characters and magic..off to find book one !

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    1. Kimba, I think this book is my favorite out of the series thus far. :) Hope you enjoy it if you start it. :) Thank you!

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  8. I think I might have a copy of this in my smartphone, I have to dig it out...

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    1. Oh Cherry, if you get to read it I hope you enjoy it. :) Thank you!

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