In Chaos Burning, the Magister left a trail of destruction like this world has never seen. Thousands of Others vanished. Now witches, shifters, and vampires are all grieving for lost loved ones but they have no time to mourn. The humans now know of their existence and, in their fear, are lashing out. Molly Ryan was raised in the human world, outside of the clans, and never really related to being a witch until she was fired from the PR company she had built. Her life spinning out of control, her best friend dead because of the Magister, her purpose becomes clear. She volunteers her PR skills to Clan Owen to try to stop what is turning into a war of human versus Others.
Gage Garrity is a protector and in the wake of the Magister’s devastation, he feels that he failed in that job. When he meets the clan’s new PR guru and sparks fly, he knows he can’t fail in protecting Molly. As they work together and grow closer Gage has to accept that there are some things he can’t protect Molly from but that doesn’t mean he won’t risk his life trying.
The Bound By Magick continues to get darker with each installment. In Heart of Darkness, we knew the big bad was coming and in Chaos Burning we got to see the evil up close and personal. Going Under is the aftermath in a world filled with fear and hate. Seeing Molly and Gage find and nurture love in this bleak world was both beautiful and a little sad. The nostalgia for what used to be and the heart breaking yet steady determination to accept the changes and fight to keep everything they love came across clearly. Many times I was reading with a lump in my throat and the action and suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. And like Chaos Burning, it left me questioning what’s next. How can Dane fix this shattered world she has created. Wild Darkness (release date: November 2013) has become my most anticipated book of the year. I must know how it ends!
If you are a fan of tightly woven paranormal romances with a slight urban fantasy feel, you don’t want to miss this series. It’s one of my favorites. Warning – The Bound By Magick series does need to be read in order.
Right then Molly discovered something about herself. She loved so hard. Harder than she’d ever imagined she could. She loved this man who pushed her so broke with him and not out there where no one could help her.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Format: Print and digital