Bane

Bane

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by Trish Milburn
     
 

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To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind.
She'll risk everything in a desperate search for answers.

Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father's evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she'd ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best friend .

But her

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To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind.
She'll risk everything in a desperate search for answers.

Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father's evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she'd ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best friend .

But her past put them all in danger, forcing a confrontation with the dark covens. In a life-and-death battle to save those she loved from the covens, Jax gained staggering power. Power so intense, so dangerous, she fears the darkness that now dwells inside her like a living thing.

If she can't control the power, she may yet become as evil as the witches she conquered.

With her friend Egan, Jax leaves all she's built and heads for the one place that might hold the answers she desperately needs to hold back the darkness-Salem, Massachusetts. Her research unearths a shocking discovery: the Bane, a secret group of witches dedicated to thwarting the covens.

Jax desperately needs their help in her fight against the covens, but finding the Bane is easier said than done and takes all her skills and courage. As Jax gets closer, her dark powers begin to rise and control her actions. If she succumbs to the darkness, Jax may have as much to fear from the Bane as the evil covens and the determined hunter on her trail.

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ISBN-13:
9781611941340
Publisher:
BelleBooks
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

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JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
2nd book is not as fast reading but still necessary to series. Read on August 17, 2012 BOOK SYNOPSIS To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind.She’ll risk everything in a desperate search for answers. Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father’s evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she’d ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best friend. But her past put them all in danger, forcing a confrontation with the dark covens. In a life-and-death battle to save those she loved from the covens, Jax gained staggering power. Power so intense, so dangerous, she fears the darkness that now dwells inside her like a living thing. If she can’t control the power, she may yet become as evil as the witches she conquered. With her cousin Egan, Jax leaves all she’s built and heads for the one place that might hold the answers she desperately needs to hold back the darkness—Salem, Massachusetts. Her research unearths a shocking discovery: the Bane, a secret group of witches dedicated to thwarting the covens. Jax desperately needs their help in her fight against the covens, but finding the Bane is easier said than done and takes all her skills and courage. As Jax gets closer, her dark powers began rise and control her actions. If she succumbs to the darkness, Jax may have as much to fear from the Bane as the evil covens and the determined hunter on her trail. My Thoughts Having enjoyed from beginning to end watching the story unfold at a fairly fast pace while reading White Witch I was really anxious to pick up the action in book 2 Bane . However much my wish for the action to stay first and foremost as the main catalyst to the story there was very little until near the end of the book, rather the author slowed things down and spent time building on the world she had already created and fleshing it out. Bane does not have the momentum that was such a draw to keep reading in White Witch , this second book is more of a "learning curve" for both the reader as well as Jax, it is also more intense as well. Besides all the tedious hours and days of research that Jax and Egan undergo in their search for answers on how to fight the dark covens there are a few new characters to meet once the pair reach Salem Massachusetts. I enjoyed seeing Jax become more focused on the end goal of not only defeating the covens to save herself and Egan but also to free normal human inhabitants of the threat that they posed. The power that Jax had used at the fight at Shiprock outside Baker's Gap is also a growing concern, she finds that the darkness inside her is growing and becoming harder and harder to control. Finding members of the Bane, with the help of her new allies Rule his mother Adele and Grandmother Fiona, is the number one task that Jax sets her sight on. She feels that if she can only discover how they have managed to overcome the dark powers that are part of their heritage as descendants of the original Salem witches that the fight she is going to have to wage with the members of the dark covens could be won. The problem is once Jax finds the members of the Bane will they be more of a help or a threat to she and her friends, only time is going to tell on that one as it is hinted at in this story but not totally revealed. When all is said and done the book is still an interesting, easy and engaging read. Kellar and Toni once again make an appearance, lending their help and support despite the objections posed by both Jax and Egan. It was one of the highlights of the story for me when the barriers between the two couples came down and they both admitted that it was far better they all stay together and fight as a team then split up and have less of a chance of any of them surviving the battles to come. Author Trish Milburn sets the stage for book 3 "Magick" after another cliffhanger ending which quite frankly was the most action in the entire story. I am still excited to see where this is going even though it seems to me that instead of three short books the entire story could have been put in one full length book by cutting some of the "dead areas" in books 1 and 2. Thank goodness "Magick" is set to release soon so my eagerness to see how the final battle between Jax and the covens comes out is appeased! [Netgalley EArc for honest review.]
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ConciseReviewsByMichelleL More than 1 year ago
Warning will have spoilers for the FIRST book, White Witch. Not much for this one. Wow, this book was so full of excitement, and suspense, and ended with such a cliffhanger, I am just glad it’s only a few months until the next book Magick is out. (I hope I will get an ARC for it) I really, really enjoyed the continuation of this story with Jax, Egan, Keller and Toni, and get some new additions to the characters too. They learn more about the lies their family’s have told them in the dark magic covens that Jax and Egan were born too. Jax is determined to find out more about all that extra power she took into herself on Shiprock when she faces her evil family to save her friends and herself. She feels the darkness growing inside her, but still feels the good too, the possibility that she is a White Witch, but must make good decisions to ward off the dark magic, so the good can win out. They go to where it all started, in Salem, they do research on the witch massacre that happened in Salem. I really enjoyed the history of the witch trials in Salem, and the addition that was made for the story. It made it all feel more believable and intense. I found in this book the story flowed along very smoothly. I did not get that feeling of things being rushed this time. Now that most the characters have already been established, I felt we got to take the time to get to know them better, and relationships could grow. I love how Keller is like a buffer to Jax’s darker magic, just one touch, and he can calm the darkness rising inside her. Jax feels this may be because of love, another thing the covens had lied about. They made them all believe if you fell in love with a non witch, that you would lose your powers. In fact, I believe that it will do what is happening to Jax, as it seems to help Egan too. Being around Toni, also calms the darkness. They also had told them, that they would not get their full powers until they were 18, which is also a lie, since found the very important Beginning Book, which states they have always had their full powers, they just need to know it, and develop them. (this we found out in the last book) They also end up finding another very important book, which I won’t tell you what it is, you can find out for yourself. Jax, Egan and friends find out that there is another type of coven, The Bane, they are witches that had taken the dark power in back in the Salem witch trial days, and then immediately regretted it, and spent lots of time fighting it, and generations later, they have become more of a good witch coven. Jax learns some from them, but at the end, we wonder if they turned against her or not. Egan even finds an encrypted message in an email, of at least a few other coven witches that want to defect, they tread carefully, as they need to make sure it’s not a trap. We do not find out more on that in this book, it’s a part that is left open for the next book. It’s all very intense, lots of emotions, some sadness, really has you on a emotional rollercoaster. I highly suggest you give this book a shot, even if you didn’t like some of the rushed parts in the first book. This one is very different in that aspect. You will be much happier with this one. The first still needs to be read, but I promise you will enjoy it. A great new twist on the magical world, with some bases on the real Salem witch trials. It’s all very intriguing indeed. 5 out of 5 stars for me.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Monday, June 11, 2012Review: Bane by Trish Milburn 4 STARS Wow! I want book 3 now. Was not ready for it to end. Bane is the second book of the Coven series. The first is White Witch and the third is Magick coming out in sept,2012. Bane takes off just awhile after White Witch. Jax and Egan have left thier friends in North Carolina and are in Salem. Where it all started looking for answers how to stop thier Covens and how to control the evil within them. Jax is not finding out much searching at the library but she does come across the librain who is a little too helpful with asking again what she is looking for. Jax also meets a boy her age Rule who says he is doing homework. He shows her a map with names of who owns it at time of the Witch trials. Jax and Egan are feeling hopeless that they can't find anything. Then they see Rule go into a herb shop and follow him inside. They are offered a drink of tea that makes them sick especially Egan. Later that night they break into the herb shop for answers and find Rule's mother and grandmother. Who are witches but have no power. But they have a library of information in thier basement that after they test them show them. They are willing to see if they can help stop the covens. Thier is a lot of drama that keeps you on the edge of the seat and doesn't quit. Read it in one sitting. Rule is willing to be more to Jax but she can't get over the love she feels for Keller. Jax misses Keller and her friend Toni. Egan has a computer to alert them if anything mentions Keller and Toni's name. When they show as missing Egan and Jax are torn for they left to protect them and now they were gone missing. If you read and liked White Witch you need to read Bane and then you will wait for Magick. They are good books to read. Bane is fun,powerful,no sex scenes or swear words. Full of magic and choices we all make all the time to do whats right or whats wrong. to be selfesh or unselfesh. What they are willing to fight for or die for. I don't want to give away anymore of the story and lessen the tension for you. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 06/01/2012 PUB Bell Bridge Books