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Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Series: Shadows of the Immortals #1
Published by Tantor Audio on May 23, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 5 hours, 23 minutes
Lexi Jardine may be a thief, but she’s not stupid. When a crooked fireshaper wants her to steal a ring from the boss of his order, she knows it’s a one-way ticket to sleeping with the fishes. Her answer is to drop off the face of the earth.
Safely hidden in a quiet seaside town, she just needs to keep her head down and pretend to be a regular human. Since her only magical ability is the power to control animals, that should be easy, right?
Then a new fireshaper shows up in town. He’s hot as hell but oddly hostile. With his suspicious eyes watching her every move, her safe haven starts feeling more like a trap. When her best friend disappears, Lexi knows the time for hiding is over. The fireshapers might be more powerful, but Lexi’s not one to abandon a friend. It will take everything she’s got to save them both from the flames.
I’d never heard of this Shadows of the Immortals series when it was on a list from Tantor of new releases. It sounded interesting, in a favorite urban fantasy genre and it was the first in the series. I’ve become a huge audio fan and couldn’t resist giving it a try. Magic is also appealing to me.
Wow! Stolen Magic was rather awesome! The world-building was fascinating and there were some great characters. The paranormal types were unique which is always refreshing. There were shapers, shifters, vampires, and gods. Lexi, the main character, was so strong and compassionate; I couldn’t help but love her. She has the trait of making friends of many types, needed by every heroine to succeed. There was plenty of action and adventure and mystery.
Hollie Jackson did a fine job with the narration. I was completely lost in the story, which means she did well. Nothing stuck out as a problem in pacing or tone.
At under 6 hours, it could have been longer with much more development of the world and characters. There is so much more story to tell about Lexi’s family, Jake, Alberto and the gods. I really want to know what happened right after the end of the book. It’s not at all a cliffhanger. I’m just excited to learn more of this world. The next two books are available but not in audio format yet. I will have to get to them soon, anyway!
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
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