Title: Bad Magic
Series: Spell Slave, #1
Author: Evelyn Elliott
Genre: High Fantasy/Fairy Tale
Length: 161 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 28, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Morality is relative. At least that’s what young sorcerer Regis Teller convinces himself. He’s done what he must to survive: working for a witch since he was nine, helping her throw the kingdom into anarchy, and taking his only comfort in her mysterious son, Crow. And soon, Regis is going to commit his first murder.
A do-gooder named Jonathan White has information the witch needs, and it’s Regis’s job to get that information and slit Jonathan’s throat. But then Regis actually meets Jonathan. And Jonathan is perfect—a hero with a passion for justice and little regard for civility.
Lucky for Regis, Jonathan has a weakness for attractive men. Lucky for Jonathan, Regis is fast developing a conscience and a heart. But for Regis, keeping both of them alive at their adventure’s end means breaking a magical oath and surviving his ruthless boss—all without telling Jonathan the truth.
Falling in love is never easy, especially when everyone involved is lying through their teeth.
Review: Every once in a while you come across an author that will fascinate you and for me Evelyn Elliott has done this. She is a new author for me, so I was a bit leery of reading this story. I love the magical part of this story. However, I wished that Crow would have had a better hand in this. He is very loveable to me.
What caught my attention was the cover and how it shows you the fantasy side to the story. Then I read the blurb and I knew that I had to read it. It didn’t catch my attention right at the start. like it should have. But, it turned around pretty fast. The characters and plot were well detailed and fully fleshed out. It also had just a hint of humor. Which for me was a plus.
Regis has learned to survive from such a young age. He worked for this evil witch since he was nine years old. Helping her take over and create trouble throughout. The only thing that helped was Crow. That all ended, when he was to kill Jonathan. Jonathan is one of those good guy/hero types, who has some information that the witch wants. Regis is to kill him, but instead finds himself caught.
Being with Jonathan, Regis is getting his heart back. His feelings come alive and he has to keep them both safe. Which is a bit hard when your boss is a powerful witch who likes to cause pain. Now, I disagreed with the not telling Jonathan everything, though. Especially, since his world is about to go crazy.
I was quite shocked by this story. It turned out way better than I had originally thought. And makes me want to see what other stories this author has out. I had fun reading this and look forward in reading her next story.
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