Audio: Unleashing Magick by Debbie Cassidy @amoscassidy @Zehrajane @TantorAudio

Posted May 4, 2018 by Robin in Book Review / 6 Comments

Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  Audio: Unleashing Magick by Debbie Cassidy @amoscassidy @Zehrajane @TantorAudio Unleashing Magick by Debbie Cassidy
Narrator: Zehra Jane Naqvi
Series: Witch Blood Chronicles #4
Published by Tantor Audio on April 24, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 5 hours, 28 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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When it comes to war the only guarantee is death...

The cosmic gods are about to strike, humanity is on the verge of losing it’s free will, and Carmella Hunter and her friends are the last line of defence.

The task of being anchor between the witches and the skein is draining Carmella by the hour, but she isn’t one to sit by and let her friends do the work. With the clock ticking toward the eclipse, Carmella is determined to wrestle a plan B into place. With the dragon demi-god and his asura at her side, Carmella will be making some huge leaps of faith.

When the eclipse arrives, Carmella plans to be ready, but even the best laid plans can get derailed, and Carmella is about to learn that when it comes to war the only guarantee is death.

An urban fantasy world filled with adrenaline pumping action, pulse pounding romance, super hot djinn and sexy dragon demi-gods. Don't miss this epic conclusion to The Witch Blood Chronicles

 

Carmella has finally clued into which man is right for her and the apocalypse is nigh. So she better hurry up and save the world so she can get a little happily ever after time with her man.

Overall this is a fun and interesting series.  I enjoy the swap up of the normal creatures you see in Urban Fantasy to include demi-gods and creatures from Indian mythos.  I enjoy vampires and werewolves enough but it is a nice change to make some other creatures of mythology the main focus.

Carmella, being both a Witch and an Azura (god creature), definitely had its advantages.  But it also means that chaos is attracted to her and she will need to learn quickly how to trust the man she has come to love to help her and hopefully get her out to the other side of this crisis alive.

With battles, trips to the underworld, cosmic entities around, and jaunts into other realms, there is never a dull moment from the time Unleashing Magick starts. I was happy with the overall outcome of the story and while some side arcs went a little wonky here and there,  this was a fun, imaginative and interesting series.

The only issue I had with The Witch Blood Chronicles series, beside the lingering love triangle throughout (I hate love triangles in general on principle), is with the shorter book length sometimes there isn’t a lot of time to delve into characters.  Vitra is great and I adore him as a love interest but I really wanted to see him and Carmella together more while they were building a relationship to see how it developed so strongly. But most of their time together is glossed over.  They do get a lot more page time together in Unleashing Magick and I really enjoyed that, especially after Carmella decided to fight for her man.

Carmella has come a long way since Binding Magick and it is good to see the woman she has become.  Maybe we will get glimpses of her in other series set in this world.

 

Narration:

This is written by an English author and so most of the narration done by Zehra Jane Naqvi is very English accented.  This made the book far more enjoyable for me and it made Carmella see cute like Brigit Jones.  I believe think she did most of the voices in this very well and I completely liked the narration.  I was able to listen at 1.5x speed and still get the full emotional effect.

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About Debbie Cassidy

Debbie Cassidy is a 39 year old multi-tasking ninja who lives in England, Bedfordshire, with her three kids and very supportive husband. Coffee and chocolate biscuits are her writing fuels of choice, and she is still working on getting that perfect tower of solitude built in her back garden. Debbie has been writing for eight years under the pen name Amos Cassidy with her best friend, Richard Amos, but Forest of Demons is her first solo venture, and the first book in a four book high fantasy saga.

You can connect with Debbie via her website at amoscassidyauthor.com. Check out her personal page and her other books under the pen name Amos Cassidy. You won’t be left without a great read while you wait for the next installment in the Forest of Demons saga.

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Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Robin

Reviewer at Books of My Heart
Reading is my #1 addiction…I’d go to a support group for it but who are we kidding -  I have no intentions of quitting anytime soon. By day, I’m a chemist and can be found sciencing and listening to books. On nights and weekends, I’m a wannabe Spartan and am often training and listening to books. I straight up LOVE almost everything by Brandon Sanderson and Ilona Andrews; they are my flagship authors and I might be slightly impartial where they are concerned. My other guilty pleasures are unusual fairytale retellings and uber alpha males.


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Posted May 4, 2018 by Robin in Book Review / 6 Comments


6 responses to “Audio: Unleashing Magick by Debbie Cassidy

    • Thanks. It was a fun series overall and I like where it ended. Plus these are short enough that it is a really easy read.

  1. Sophia Rose

    I’m with you on the love triangle stuff so I’m glad she does make a choice. Love the idea of the different paranormal types you describe, too. 🙂

    • Yeah the best thing about this was the different types of mythos and change up to the normal UF lineup. I don’t know a lot about Indian Mythology but this seemed like it was well researched and done.

  2. Melanie

    I’m not sure why so many authors like to use love triangles. I’m not a big fan. I’m like you, I like vamps and weres, but it is nice to have something different from time to time.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    • I don’t mind a little competition or a slow burn romance but love triangles are really one of my least favorite plot devices.

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