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- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452603030
- ISBN-13: 978-1452603032
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.8 x 13.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,448,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstrom Novels) Audio CD
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isn't about to quit. The police's magic --enforcement division asks her to consult on a
missing persons case - but what seems to be a --straightforward job turns out to be anything but,
as Allie finds herself drawn into the underworld --of criminals, ghosts and blood magic. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She lives in Oregon and is surrounded by numerous colourful family members. She has been published in six countries and published countless short stories in fantasy, SF, horror, humour and young adult anthologies. When not writing, she can be found knitting all sorts of weird and wonderful things (including a gargoyle that features in the book). Take a look and read some extracts at devonmonk.com --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
I really loved the first book in this series and was really looking forward to this second installment. But I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It's not bad, by any stretch, and not even a let down exactly. It's got a good plot and doesn't ignore things from the previous book, but in many ways it felt more like a set up for the next book or two more than anything else. It is still a good read, but I wasn't as gripped by it as book one. I'd been warned that the ending was a bit of a cliff hanger, but I saw the ending coming from a chapter or two previous so it didn't have the impact I think was intended. It did leave me hanging, but not so badly that I needed to pick up the next book instantly. I did like this book, I just preferred book 1.
There are some great moments in this book and we get to see more of what Hounding work, and it's cost, is like. We get to know Allie a little better, and meet some very interesting new side characters as well, who I'm hoping we see more of in the next book. One of my favourite things about this series, is the cost of using magic.Read more ›
Allie is a Hound, a person with the magical gift to literally scent the traces left by a person using magic, and track them to back to the user, which makes her a much in demand for hunting down rogue magic users, and also someone who suffers more than usual from the effects of her own magic use. Since the events of Magic to the Bone, she has also become a living reservoir of magic, something which is supposed to be impossible, and bears the signs of it in elaborate, tattoo-like marks upon her body. Unfortunately, she finds herself unable to remember much about how, or why, this happened, as the price exacted upon her by magic for a major use of it at the end of the last book was the loss of a large part of her recent memory - including of falling in love with a mysterious stranger, Zayvion Jones.
It is at this point that Magic in the Blood begins, with Allie being asked to undertake a new Hounding job for the police, investigating magical involvement in the disappearance of a number of young women, despite such jobs often having fatal results for the Hound.Read more ›
Another fast paced and exciting read, Magic in the Blood picks up almost immediately after the events of Magic to the Bone. Allie is still recovering from the coma, trying to cope with the large memory loss and to top it all off, she's just been mauled in the shower by her father's ghost....
Once again the world building is one of the strongest elements of this series. If magic was discovered tomorrow I could see this being the way it would have affected society over a 30 years period. It doesn't change what people do but how people do things. Monk manages to make it so that magic only ever aids in acts we would see today, the good and the bad, so it makes it incredibly easy to slip into the world she has created. Saying that, she does manage to inject some para into Allie's idea of normal, building on some of the mysteries surrounding Allie's relationship with magic.
The plot is... well, hectic would be a good way to describe it. Nearly the whole book takes place over a 36 hour period so there is very little downtime involved! Whilst I found the multiple threads a bit difficult to keep track of in the beginning of the book they came together nicely and made an exciting (if slightly rushed) climax.
For me the characters were the best thing in Magic in the Blood. Cops, special task forces, mobsters, Hounds and secret societies, make for a very dynamic mix. Allie felt quite isolated in Magic to the Bone and while there is a element of that due to her trust issues it was fun to see her interacting with some many different people.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There's a lot about Devon Monk's writing that I like.. but it is almost outweighed by the stuff I dislike.
Our heroine is a human lie detector, we are told. Read more
I've loved reading How involved the story line twist and turns ans how Alli copes with the different people in her life. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mrs Lynne Gruber
In book 2 of this dark urban fantasy series, Allie has paid the price for the magic she wielded in book 1 "Magic to the Bone". Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2015 by Book Addict
This book had me hooked from the first chapter. There is so many twists and turns that it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Bit slow in the middle but worth it.Published on 29 Jun. 2013 by Hamina
as soon as i finished this one i just had to start on the rest of the series. urban fantasy at its best :-)Published on 7 Jun. 2013 by K E Devaney
magic, recommend to any one into si-fi fantasy nice long series too,magic from a different angle well worth the costPublished on 14 Feb. 2013 by a.a.shaw
Very enjoyable read, liked enough to want to read the whole series and hope that Allie Bekstrom returns for further adventures in the futurePublished on 12 Feb. 2013 by Maria Arana
From the beginning, this series was a fascinating journey with the characters. I loved the character development, setting and wonderful flow of the entire series. Read morePublished on 16 Nov. 2012 by W. Tardy
Ms Monk has drawn me into the magical world of Allie Beckstrom. Allie is having a bad day, a really bad day, and it just keeps getting worse. Read morePublished on 4 Aug. 2012 by Nicola Taunt