Friday, September 30, 2016

Review: Magic Eclipse

Author Ella Summers
Format e-book
Print Length 194 pages
Publisher Night Spark Media
Published September 15, 2016

They were lovers. Now they’re enemies. 

A magic shock wave cuts across the world—fracturing reality, leaving only a dark Shadow World in its place. 

Former monster-hunting mercenary mage Sera Dering is fighting for her right to exist. Labeled as an abomination, she’s caught in a supernatural war that has been raging for centuries between her kind and the Magic Council’s Crusaders. But when people from both sides begin to go missing, Sera has to team up with Kai Drachenburg, the Crusaders’ commander. She soon discovers that the mysterious fog rolling across San Francisco is only half as dangerous as the sexy, powerful dragon-shifting mage who brings out memories in her of a forgotten world. 

As the commander of the Crusaders’ North American army and a member of one of the world’s oldest magic dynasties, it is Kai’s sworn duty to hate Sera. But as they work together to fight the magic fog plaguing the city, he finds himself drawn to her in ways he cannot understand. Their new alliance is tested, however, when they begin to realize that someone close to them is behind the dark spell—and that the fog is more than it seems.

Magic Eclipse is the first book in the Dragon Born Shadow World trilogy. 

My Opinion

You know those books that you read just because? The series may not be well known but you still fangirl over it anyway? When you notice a new release, you one click the heck out of it and clear your schedule? That is what the Dragon Born series was for me, and when it ended I was happy. I loved the closure we got with Kai and Sera. Then the author releases another book about them? Oh no what has happened to my beloved couple?

Apparently a dark spell falls upon them, someone or thing has made a deal with a demon. Their reality has been altered. Instead of planning a wedding, they are literally on the opposite sides of a supernatural war. Kai is hunting Sera and Sera is hunting supplies for the other dragon born. All of them have joined Makani to fight the council who have deemed them abominations that must be killed.

Sera and Kai on different sides was a strange pill to swallow. It worked, only because we knew the true back story of them. I enjoyed the alternate reality aspect of this book. Kai is still the headstrong alpha dragon mage that he always was. His honor still being worn for all to see. He fights his attraction to Sera with all his might. He also tries to make sure that the first between the supernatural world and the Dragon born is done fairly (often times this is not the case). Sera is not only a former mercenary, she is second in command for Makani. A place of honor and yet one that is often misunderstood. She has the job of handling the responsibilities for their base. She tries to protect those around her, at all cost.

The chemistry and banter between these two are off the charts. They both fight it, and yet Alex (Sera’s twin) calls her out on it every chance she gets. The interactions between fan favorites Naomi and Alex with Sera and of course the Commandos. 

If you are going to read this one, I highly recommend starting with the first book of the original series. It will be worth it. Otherwise you will miss something. Magic Eclipse was a fun read that leaves you wondering what happens next.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “You had to love a man- or three- who could laugh in the face of danger.”

Other People

Alex- Sera’s twin sister
Riley- Sera’s brother
Naomi- Sera’s partner, and half fairy

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