Mage Winston Sayre has been
assigned by the Council to keep vigil
over Dee Plaas, a woman with awakening powers the like of which have not
been seen in more than two centuries. Still licking the wounds
inflicted by her abusive, womanizing late husband, Dee has no interest in
being protected by a man. Especially not one as good-looking
as Win Sayre! Can Win convince Dee of the importance of his mission,
and spirit her away to safety before she winds up on the sacrificial altar
of the brutally evil Shiva?
What worked for
Given the focus of
this site, it's not surprising that my favorite scene in the entire book
was when Dee, who had a terrible opinion of herself inside and out, was
able to mindlink with her new lifemate and see how very lovely she was
through his eyes. And even better, she was able to experience the
overwhelming love and desire he felt for her!
What didn't work for me:
I would have liked more
background and insight into the world and lore of the Balance and
Council. A prequel/sequel to "Magick" or an anthology of
short stories along the lines of "The Amazons of Darkover" could shed more
light on that area.
Those folks who have been
interested in venturing into the realm of Fantasy but are daunted by the
mega-saga series a la Tolkien or Jordan may want to try out the genre with a short
novel such as this one. :^) (Be forewarned,
though, that the torture scenes in "Magick" are somewhat kinky.)
reviewer Elizabeth Marcus
worked for me:
I loved the Cinderella awakening that Dee had. She went from being
the underdog, who was kind of mousy, always wanting to go and hide, and
didn't feel very sexual as her past experiences were few and rated from
only terrible to deplorable, to a heroine who, along with becoming more
beautiful, grows more confident and alive.
I also really liked Win, the hero, who at first,
sounds like a nice, though typically hunky guy with a weakness for women
(and not nice women!), but then he won my sympathy and grew on me.
What didn't work for me:
I very much enjoyed reading about the workings of
magick, but some of it was a little too exhaustively detailed. I just wanted
to get back to the action.
A reader with an interest in fantasy, magic or New Age
style beliefs, who can tolerate some graphic sex and violence, will be
rewarded with a terrific
fantasy romance with a plus-size, curvy heroine.
If you liked "Magick" you
might also enjoy
"More than Magick"
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