Thursday, November 7, 2013

Review: Magic and Loss by Nancy A. Collins

Magic And Loss
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Roc
Golgotham Book #3
ISBN:  0451464923
ISBN13: 9780451464927
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Golgotham has been the city’s supernatural district for centuries. Populated by creatures from myth and legend, the neighborhood’s most prominent citizens are the Kymera, a race of witches who maintain an uneasy truce with the city’s humans...

It has been several months since Tate Eresby developed her new magical ability to bring whatever she creates to life, but she is still learning to control her power. Struggling to make a living as an artist, she and Hexe can barely make ends meet, but they are happy.

That is until Golgotham’s criminal overlord Boss Marz is released from prison, bent on revenge against the couple responsible for putting him there. Hexe’s right hand is destroyed, leaving him unable to conjure his benign magic. Attempts to repair the hand only succeed in plunging Hexe into a darkness that can’t be lifted—even by news that Tate is carrying his child.

Now, with her pregnancy seeming to progress at an astonishing rate, Tate realizes that carrying a possible heir to the Kymeran throne will attract danger from all corners, even beyond the grave...

Another great series comes to an end. I will keep this spoiler free. 

There were some pretty emotional points in MAGIC AND LOSS. Hexe's attempt to repair his hand went horribly wrong and he did things and said things that any woman who didn't know him better would have run for the hills. It was definitely a dark point in the book but there are also happy things that were thrown in like Tate's job, meeting new family members and the birth of the baby. I was so excited at the end of book 2 when I figured it out. The pregnancy went by pretty fast with the time jumps but I never felt like I was left behind or that the situations didn't make sense. I do wish that more time was spent with the baby after they were born. I wanted to see more of Tate and Hexe as parents. We finally get the story behind how exactly Tate's Mom knows Hexe's Mom and I am so glad that was included in the book and I loved that Tate's Dad knew all about it and was never fooled.

I really enjoyed the Golgotham series.  It was different, fast paced and the world building was exciting to follow. I am sad to see it end but everything was tied up and put where they were supposed to be by the end.

I gave it 4/5 stars

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