Dark Heart of Magic
My Rating: 5 Stars
Written by: Jennifer Estep
Series: Black Blade
Sequence in Series: Book 2
Paperback: 368 pages
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy | Young Adult
As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.
Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.
As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else...
Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep
Once again, I’m thrilled by the newest addition of the Black Blade series, Dark Heart of Magic, a young adult spin off that takes place in the marvelous world of Estep's Elemental Assassin series.
Lila is now caught up in the Sinclair family, serving as Devon’s body guard.
A magical tournament is about to take place, pitting the 4 revered families in the ultimate battle for power and bragging rights. Lila is chosen by the Sinclair’s matriarch to be one of their representatives in these magical duels and challenges.
I’m loving this new series! Lila continues to grow and bloom under tests that certainly would push even the most trained individuals to their limit. She’s lived homeless for years, on her own, hiding from discerning eyes and surviving by her own wits as a thief. To suddenly become a revered warrior in one of the strongest magical families around and in the spot light; it truly is something to watch Estep’s amazing imagination make this transformation come alive.
Don’t miss this outstanding urban fantasy, its packed full of humor and tension that bring a marvelous cast and tender, slow building romances right off the pages and into your life.
I received this ARC copy of Dark Heart of Magic from Kensington Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication October 27, 2015.