mardi 12 avril 2016

Magic Born ( The Elustria Chronicles book 1) by Caethes Faron

Hello to all!

Today i'm happy to introduce you to a new release that i found more than pleasing, an Urban fantasy filled with magic, roleplaying game and more but the best of it is that if you are tempted it's only 99cent in the USA at this time ( never know how long it will last on amazon so better not delay)

you can get it Here, remember to check the price first.

First let see a little more about Magic Born by Caethes Faron

Happy reading
Publisher: Branwen Press
Publication: 2011
Genre: Urban fantasy, YA
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: earc in exchange for an Honest review

Short description from goodreads :

After the death of her parents, Kat Thomas retreated from college life into an online fantasy game.

But what if the game she plays is closer to reality?

When a panther shifter named Alex knocks on her door one night, he delivers a message and a package. Kat's birth mother was a powerful mage who has just been murdered…and now the killer is after Kat. The package contains her mother’s talisman: an amber necklace that latches onto Kat’s neck and attacks anyone who tries to remove it. Before she knows it, ice is shooting from her hands and she’s on the run from an assassin.

Kat must navigate a world of magic and intrigue, fight the forces who want her dead, and protect her friends from becoming collateral damage—all while coming to terms with her new identity. She’s heir to a powerful legacy, but only if she lives long enough to claim it.

My opinion:
          An excellent beginning for an urban fantasy series! Since i'm a roleplaying gamer ( though never online) i was very curious about this title even more since it had Magic yes but also shifter so when i got the opportunity to discover it in exchange for a review i was delighted.

It's really good and it makes it difficult to decide by what to start^^. The characters, i love Alex he is a panther shifter and in this universe it means that he is spending the majority of the time in animal form, even better he is deeply loyal so he won me over immediately.
Kat, it took a bit longer for me to warm up to her....she had to face a lot at a young age: she has been adopted and her adopted parents died not long before the beginning of the story so she still has difficulties to cope with that. She spend most of her time playing a roleplaying game online where she is Serafina a big powerful sorceress...i guess that yes it's healthier than drugs etc but  as a gamer i love the relationship we can forge with other player in real life so it bothered me a little that she never tried to at least meet those she is in a team with especially when we discover how close she is to some of them like GreyMist.

Kat is still young so when something really magical comes at her she panics...learning who was her real mother isn't easier to accept but being a mage and having a talisman that she can't control that's terrifying and she is determined first not to believe it and when forced to she want to take it off and go back to normal life... it seemed a bit strange to me but also understandable what bothered me was how she trusted more easily Casper that she did with Alex who proved himself.( and hey he is a shifter^^)....suddenly Kat is all willing to learn magic and with Casper...she never once ask how he knew her mother (he tells her a little but proof? none) . Terrified that  someone is trying to kill her she jumps at any chance to be safe or so she thinks...only when her friend start to be in danger that she acts a little more mature and  i appreciated her courage.

The story doesn't really end on a cliffhanger even if it's clear that  a lot more is to come but i was happy with this ending and i would love to see more of Kat as she learns about Elustria and her mother but also i want more of Alex and i'm curious about which other magical creatures we will discover next. The author showed in this one how she could keep us intrigued and immersed in the story so i have good hope for book 2

It's definitively a series i hope to continue and i do recommend it if you love urban fantasy

Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review



2 commentaires:

  1. Hi Miki,

    Nice review, thanks. Downloaded to my Kindle.
    More for my TBR pile.

  2. It's great to find a good first book like that! I didn't know about this one but well why not