Title: The Consumption of Magic (Tales From Verania #3)
Author: T.J. Klune
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Genre(s): M/M Fantasy
Page Count: 450
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Sam of Wilds faced the Dark wizard Myrin and lived to tell the tale. Granted, the battle left him scarred, but things could be a hell of a lot worse.
It’s not until he reunites with Morgan of Shadows and Randall that he realizes just how much worse things could be.
Because the scars have meaning and hint at Myrin’s true plans for Sam and the Kingdom of Verania.
With time running out, Sam and his band of merry misfits—the unicorn Gary, the half-giant Tiggy, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart, and the dragon known as Kevin—must travel to the snowy mountains in the North and the heart of the Dark Woods to convince the remaining dragons to stand against Myrin. Along the way, Sam learns secrets of the past that will forever change the course of the future.
A reckoning is coming for Sam of Wilds, and there is nothing he can do to stop it.
I was a bit disappointed in the second book. That’s why I was so happy I loved this one! I felt like everything was finally coming together. While book 2 was all gloom and doom, this one felt more hopeful.
For the first 40% I had the same feeling as the second book. I felt as if nothing was going right, like the humor was forced and didn’t flow that naturally, and even the solid relationship between Sam and Ryan wasn’t enough to make me as happy with this as the first book. But… I’m not sure what happened, but it was like the flow was suddenly back after 40%. The humor didn’t feel forced anymore and the puns were once again amazing and super corny.
I read the last 60% in one sitting, and I was so happy the magic of the first book was back.
I know most of you have heard that there will be suffering in this. All I want to say about that is that it felt necessary and served a purpose. I normally hate those kind of scenes in books (god, do I hate ugly crying), but in this it was okay. I think it was mostly because I knew something would happen and I got ready for the worst.
It is worth mentioning separately that there is an amazingly long sex scene in this. And it was even a bit kinky! I absolutely loved it.
I absolutely loved the path this book took and after reading the blurb of the final book I already know it will be amazing. There is so much potential for awesomeness.
This has turned out to be an amazing series (I was a bit doubtful after reading the second book, but we’re right on track with this one!), and I can’t wait for the next book. I need it NOW!