Author: Lyn Gala
Publisher: Loose Id
Length: 210 Pages
Category: Multicultural, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
At a Glance: A solid end to an entertaining series.
Reviewed By: Cassie
Blurb: Kavon and Darren believe they finally have the life they want—a lead on O’Brien, a better understanding of the failures that have plagued the team, and time to nurture the bond between them as shamans and lovers. However they’ve gotten involved in magical politics, and that has consequences that neither of them could foresee. Magic is changing, and Kavon and Darren are in the center of a coming storm.
In the past, Kavon’s only fear was that he might inadvertently damage Darren, and he is painfully aware that he has hurt his lover before. He’s vowed to never make that mistake again, but new forces threaten their relationship and pose a special threat to Darren. With the danger growing more intense, Kavon struggles to find a way to protect the ones he loves and Darren realizes that the magic that gave him his heart’s desire could take everything away just as quickly. Magic is a two-edged sword and the two lovers have to find a way to wield the weapon before it becomes the instrument of their death.
Review: This is the last of the three books in the Aberrant Magic series, and it finishes things off strong. The Talent Team is recovering its equilibrium after some serious shake ups in the first and second book, Kavon and Darren are synching their relationship and magic into a strong and cohesive front, and information on Darren’s magic and the hidden history of the ifrit are revealed.
This whole series has been very fun to read. I like the characters, and the magic in this universe is inventive, interesting, and even, at times, amusing. Lyn Gala’s typical care for world building and strong character development skills are on display again, and it really is a treat. If you enjoy a paranormal flavor to your M/M, this urban fantasy is definitely something you’ll enjoy.
Things are left with all the major plot arcs resolved, though there are a couple tantalizing threads that could be picked up in later, one-off stories, and I would absolutely devour any more insight into the wonderful secondary characters that populate this world. But the two outstanding cases for the Talent Team are resolved satisfactorily, and Kavon’s and Darren’s relationship has hit its stride and ends the series at a high point, so things feel snug and resolved by the end.
If you’re looking for something to pick up and enjoy this weekend, make this your choice. I don’t think you’ll regret it. With a twist on the typical urban fantasy fare, likeable characters, and interesting world building, there’s a lot to like about this series.
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