Title: A Mage’s Power
Author: Casey Wolfe
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: July 16, 2018
Genre(s): Pranormal, Fantasy
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Built on the bones of an ancient city, modern-day Everstrand is where master mage, Rowan, has set up his enchantment shop. When not hanging out with his werewolf best friend, Caleb, or studying, he dabbles in herbology and the controversial practice of blood magic. A prodigy who has already earned two masters, Rowan’s bound and determined to reach the distinction of grandmaster, a mage who obtains a masters in all five Schools of Magic.
Shaw works for the Inquisition, the organization charged with policing the magical races collectively known as magicae. Recently, it has come under scrutiny as magicae begin to disappear and reports of violence increase. With secrets of his own on the line, Shaw is willing to risk everything to find out just what is going on behind all the locked doors.
When Rowan and Shaw are entangled in each other’s worlds, it becomes evident that their hearts are as much at risk as their lives. They must find the truth and stop a conspiracy before it’s too late.
Apparently I don’t like fantasy and modern world clashing together in world-building. It’s just doesn’t jibe together, making the storytelling rather jagged. I couldn’t really get into the story and the characters didn’t fare better. It’s a good story, I just couldn’t summon interest in it. The plot is long winded and slow paced which normally wouldn’t be a problem, except my interest in the story was lacking. I could either take it or leave it and felt no harrowing desire to go back to reading.
Which is weird: the book hit all the right points: interesting plot, solid characters, pacing is good. Honestly, it should have scored higher and I can recommend it to fans of fantasy books, but it failed to engage me.