Armed & Magical by Lisa Shearin (‘Raine Benares’ series Book #2)

Armed And Magical Armed & Magical by Lisa Shearin

‘Raine Benares’ series Book #2

Paperback: 304 pages – Publisher: Ace (MM) (April 29 2008 ) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 0441015875 – ISBN-13: 978-0441015870

My name is Raine Benares. Until last week, I was a seeker – a finder of things lost and people missing. Now I’m psychic roommates with the Saghred, an ancient stone with cataclysmic powers. Just me, the stone, and all the soulds it’s ingested over the centuries. Crowded doesn’t even begin to describe it…

All Raine wants is her life back – which means getting rid of the stone and the power it possesses. To sort things out, she heads for the Isle of Mid, home to the most prestigious sorcery school, as well as the Conclave, the governing body for all magic users. It’s also home to power-grubbing mages who want Raine dead and goblins who see her as a thief. As if that’s not enough, Mid’s best student spellsingers are disappearing left and right, and Raine’s expected to find them.

Lives are at stake, goblins are threatening to sue, mages are getting greedier, and the stone’s power is getting stronger by the hour. This could get ugly.

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22-May-08 to 24-May-08

Review: Terrific! Excellent! Can’t wait for the next book!

Shearin has a way with putting her characters right there, in your face, and good luck trying to get them out of your mind when you put the book down. Each character is different, with their own personality, and each bring something different to the story.

In the first chapter, it’s like Raine takes a big breath, a sigh in relief, believing that where she is will be a big help into getting rid of the Saghred. But before the chapter finishes, all hell breaks loose and Raine is stuck/caught right in the middle.

Right from the get-go, the plot thickens, the action never lets up, and the mystery behind it all will never truly go away. One thing leads to another, and while we understand what’s going on, there is no way to actually prove it. While we’re feeling sorry for Raine with all the crap being flung her way, we’re cheering her on with fingers crossed and fists shaking in the air.

And even while we’re breathing a big sigh of relief with her at the end, we know it’s not over, just like Raine knows.

And just to throw Raine off base, the triangle between her, Tam and Mychael thickens as well, juicing up the story even more. Very hard to put down, an excellent read.



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