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Master of Smoke (Mageverse Series #7)

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

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    The latest Mageverse romantic urban fantasy is a great entry

    Five years ago, the dire wolf attacked Eva Roman. She survived but was never the same. Instead she taught herself to shapeshift and successfully concealed her condition from her parents and everyone else.

    That anonymity ends when the comic bookstore employee saves a man from the assault of giant white dire wolf Warlock. The person she rescues suffers from amnesia as a consequence of Warlock using a spell to steal the victim's magical power by splitting him into three essences. She names him David; neither is aware he is Smoke the demigod Sidhe warrior. If David fails to reunite his parts into Smoke, Warlock will prove too powerful to stop. Ergo were-hitmen try to kill David and Eva as the former struggles to regain his memory and the latter wonders how to have sex with the hunk without murderous chaperones interfering.

    The latest Mageverse romantic urban fantasy (see Master of Fire) is a great entry that, in spite of its January release, will be considered one of the best sub-genre books of the year. The story line is loaded with action as hostilities grow and all out war between and even within species seem imminent. While the world teeters on the brink, Eva makes the tale as she brings a sort of New York shtick to the mix with her acerbic humorous asides and in your face commentary. With warlocks, were-mobsters, vampires, witches, and Camelot, fans will appreciate the comic bookstore employee who only blinks in bed with her amnesiac as she insists she has faced much worse with customers.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    This book had me at page one!

    Holy smokes, this book kept me on the edge of my seat and it was so exciting to read that I couldn't put it down!

    First off, Ms. Knight is a riot. I found so many reasons to grin during this very thrilling book due to her quips from Monty Python. The author threw in other references to pop culture that totally livened up and made the heroine a blast to read about and easier to relate to. I mean Eva's sense of humor even when the chips were down had me liking her as a person and I would feel confident if such a person were in my corner when life's hard knocks sounded on my door.

    The relationship between Eva and Smoke/David/Cat was simply fabulous. When Eva made the quip about Stargate, it was exactly what crossed my mind and I thought that was so cool. I snickered about the part where stress sent her into the kitchen. I giggled when Cat turned cat and the resulting dialogue from Eva had me smiling from the cleverness of it all. I enjoyed the family relationship that Eva had with her parents and I laughed out loud any time her father's geekiness peppered the story. It was so positive and upbeat even when things are spiraling out of control into nastiness.

    David is a delightfully complicated man or whatever he is. A reader gets the real lowdown of what he sort of is and I was utterly fascinated. Despite his power and abilities, he needs love just like anyone else and it's that spark of vulnerability that made his character relatable and oh, so easy to like. He's no slouch in the bedroom, or on the beach or anywhere else he could have Eva. In fact, this is a very well balanced story between sheet action and just plain old suspense and adventure with plenty of intriguing plot to satisfy the seekers of meaty romantic suspense.

    Another thing I liked about Master of Smoke was the repeat characters, like Arthur and Gwen. I also liked the sub-story between Belle and Tristan. I just know that Ms. Knight is setting them up for something but as to what, I can't wait to find out. As it is, they played a substantial supporting role in assisting Eva and David and it was riveting. There is even another sub-plot that is being set up in this book for a future adventure but I can't even begin to guess who will be the unlucky vampire to get stuck with that challenge. It's going to be a doozy.

    As for the villains, there is one main one with his underlings doing horrid things because they're just as demented as he is, though not as powerful. Warlock is a convincing villain and a powerful one. The battle was gripping and well written because I could visualize it in my head. I'd love to see that on T.V. I bet the effects would be awesome. All the bad guys deserve no mercy and readers will totally agree once they read this book.

    There are amazing twists and exciting turns in this tale that makes Master of Smoke one of the best books in the Mageverse series to date. This book satisfied me on so many levels and it made the romance reader in me extremely happy. I'm so glad Smoke finally got his happily ever after.
    It's been a wild and furry ride and I can't wait until the next book.

    Ms. Knight has done it again; readers of this series are going to be so happy because Master of Smoke has everything that they've come to expect from this talented author, plus more. I had such a good time reading this, I hated for it to end. More please.

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

    So very good!!

    books are my form of heroine, the library and local book stores are like crack houses for me. Angela Knight is one of my must have authors. I love the story lines and all her characters. They are all worth the money, don't miss her novellas either!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

    Great addition to the series

    Angela Knight has continued to write compelling books continuing her Mageverse series,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Love the series

    Love every book in series.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    another steamy mageverse story

    I really enjoyed Smoke's story and the continuation of the series. I especially was interested in Belle Morte who we had heard of before. I look forward to reading her story.

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    Good book

    Simple review..... a great read!

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Great Read

    Love it!

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

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    the best yet

    i loved this one, it was funny, lots of action. with hott love scence

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