Title: Divergence (Aberrant Magic #3)
Author: Lyn Gala
Publisher: Loose ID
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Genre(s): Fantasy & Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Page Count: 210
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.1 stars out of 5
Kavon and Darren believe they finally have the life they want—a lead on O’Brien, a better understanding of the failures that have plagued the team, and time to nurture the bond between them as shamans and lovers. However they’ve gotten involved in magical politics, and that has consequences that neither of them could foresee. Magic is changing, and Kavon and Darren are in the center of a coming storm.
In the past, Kavon’s only fear was that he might inadvertently damage Darren, and he is painfully aware that he has hurt his lover before. He’s vowed to never make that mistake again, but new forces threaten their relationship and pose a special threat to Darren. With the danger growing more intense, Kavon struggles to find a way to protect the ones he loves and Darren realizes that the magic that gave him his heart’s desire could take everything away just as quickly. Magic is a two-edged sword and the two lovers have to find a way to wield the weapon before it becomes the instrument of their death.
I felt like the book was split in two parts since the plot focused on two different cases. The circumstances and resolution in both were different but the storyline doesn’t suffer. I thoroughly enjoyed Bennu.
Darren and the team deal with the fallout from the previous books. He is has a whole new understanding of his powers. His past can influence his future and he is trying to put everything in perspective. It’s nice introspective piece.
Two new characters (and the hummingbird!) are introduced in this book. I’m wondering if author has plans to write book for them. Darren’s opinion of them is insightful. I almost melted on the spot when he compared their relationship to Kavon’s and his.
I was happy with this book and it’s good addition to series.
I feel compelled to mention that all books are about the same quality, which is not always the case with books in series. There is enough of loose ends to set up stage for the next one, and I would definitely recommend reading all books in orders, but this is good choice for readers looking for solid paranormal mystery.