Series: Dragon's Gift: The Huntress #2
Publisher: Bonnie Doon Press
Date Published: May 4th 2016
Genres: Action & Adventure, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Laurel Schroeder
Source: Provided by author for honest review
Description: Cass Clereaux likes her job. It’s simple—steal the magic, don’t get killed. FireSouls like her are perfect for magic treasure hunting. Their dragon soul helps them find treasure, their wicked powers help them steal it. But there’s a big freaking downside—FireSouls are hunted. If either of the magical governments figures out what she is, she can kiss her life goodbye.
When the Alpha Council comes to her with a special job, it’s a no-brainer to turn it down, no matter how much money they’re offering. Shifters who can sniff out her weird magic are the last supernaturals she needs to be around. Worse? They have a history of hunting FireSouls. But when Cass learns that a little girl’s life is at stake and Cass is her last hope, she doesn’t have a choice.
With her sisters and Aidan Merrick at her back, she’s got a chance at saving the girl and keeping her deadly secret—until she learns there’s far more to this kidnapping than meets the eye. It’s far too similar to what happened to her as a child, and everything new that she learns scares her even more.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Second novels in a series are usually problematic. Not Mirror Mage! I already shared how much I enjoyed Ancient Magic, and now I’ve had the chance to devour the next book too! What a great reading month it has been!
The story line gets more complex; the situation far more dangerous. Cass is a badass, and so are her friends and sisters and oh let’s not forget the hottie Scot that has decided to be her protector! In Mirror Mage, Cass gets herself into some situations where her secrets are exposed, and her future is uncertain. But she goes into these situations willingly, to protect a young girl – because she is that honorable and brave. She won’t let someone else suffer if she can do something about it.
But we also see the burden of Cass using her magic start to emerge as the fire inside her starts to take control. This can get very dangerous for her very quickly, as people who are protecting and keeping her secret may find out. Especially since we started seeing the threads of other key players starting to believe FireSouls may not be inherently evil. But what I loved most is the dedication and camaraderie between Cass and her sisters, as well as their two best friends and Aidan. These friends have her back, and will not turn away just because they find out who she is. Everyone should have friends like this!
This book is also a fun trip through ancient ruins and has more of that Indiana Jones and Lara Croft Tomb Raider feel that I loved from the first book. It helps that the author herself is an archeologist and that passion goes into her books. The audio narration was also very enjoyable and pleasant. I’m definitely a fan of this series, and will be adding the rest of the author’s books to my wishlist.