Armed and Magical (Raine Benares Series #2)

Armed and Magical (Raine Benares Series #2)

by Lisa Shearin
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Armed and Magical (Raine Benares Series #2) by Lisa Shearin

New from “a definite star on the rise.” (LINNEA SINCLAIR)

My name is Raine Benares. Until last week I was a seeker—a finder of things lost and people missing. Now I’m psychic roommates with the Saghred, an ancient stone with cataclysmic powers. Just me, the stone, and all the souls it’s ingested over the centuries. Crowded doesn’t even begin to describe it. All I want is my life back—which means getting rid of the stone and the power it possesses. To sort things out, I head for the Isle of Mid, home to the most prestigious sorcery school, as well as the Conclave, the governing body for all magic users. It’s also home to power- grubbing mages who want me dead and goblins who see me as a thief. As if that’s not enough, Mid’s best student spellsingers are disappearing left and right, and I’m expected to find them. Lives are at stake, goblins are threatening to sue, mages are getting greedier, and the stone’s power is getting stronger by the hour. This could get ugly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440629914
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/29/2008
Series: Raine Benares Series , #2
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 45,288
File size: 422 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lisa Shearin currently works as the editor at an advertising agency. She has been a magazine editor and writer of corporate marketing materials of every description. Lisa enjoys singing, reading, writing novels, and fencing (foil and epee, as well as rapier&dagger dueling). She lives in North Carolina with her husband, two cats, two spoiled-rotten retired racing greyhounds, and a Jack Russell terrier who rules them all.

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Armed and Magical (Raine Benares Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
She was a good Seeker of objects and people and a fair sorceress, but a week ago Raine Benares was psychically bonded with the Saghred, a stone of immense power. It has boosted Raine¿s existing powers and given her unnatural talent making her one of the most powerful magicians in the Seven Kingdoms. However it is an evil object that thrives on eating souls with the last soul it swallowed being Sacred Nikpon. Raine forced that action which is why she has a link to the stone and its seemingly zillion stolen souls over the centuries wherever she may be.-------------- Right now Raine is on the Isle of Mid, home to the Conclave which polices magic users and hosts a highly regarded sorcerer¿s school. Raine hopes someone on the island can separate her from the stone. However, there are factions on the Isle some of whom are malevolent and demand something from Raine starting with the original owner of the stone who razed cities, empires and anyone who got in his way. Raine finds her elven brethren want her for her new power while the goblins demand the stone. Everywhere she turns she finds someone threatens her and her loved ones as ethics do not apply to the people seeking the power of the stone.------------ Lisa Shearin has written a spellbinding fantasy that enables readers to believe in elves, goblins, and mages, oh my. The Shearin world seems real and that magic is a genuine skill thanks in part to the strong characterizations. There is plenty of partisan in fighting, intrigue, and action to keep readers turning the pages wondering what next will happen to the reluctant beleaguered heroine that is while debating her chances of surviving until the next assault occurs.---------------- Harriet Klausner
Stephen Kersten More than 1 year ago
A worthy sequel. Series gets better and better!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Books in this series are in my top 50 books of this decade. Simply fabulous!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Raines adventures on the isle of mid is both exciting and alittle steamy in some areas. don't worry though it is all clean fun. i am a big fan of Lisa Shearin and can't wait until the next books come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Armed & Magical is the 2nd in a unique fantasy series by author Lisa Shearin. The books feature contemporary characters and dialogue in an old world setting of taverns and tall ships, sorcerers, pirates, and magic. Raine Benares is an admirable heroine: she is plucky, resourceful, sassy, and ultimately determined to do the right thing. I want to be just like Raine! I found the secondary characters to have remarkable depth. Their personalities and backgrounds are unfolding to the reader just as the story unfolds over time. This is a sequel which will definitely have its readers begging for more! Ms. Shearin has hit on just the right note of fast-paced entertainment and intriguing plot-twists. The first book, Magic Lost, Trouble Found, and Armed & Magical, sit side-by-side on my keeper bookshelf anxiously awaiting the arrival of the next book in the series, The Trouble with Demons. I strongly recommend Armed & Magical- it has a special magic all its own!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As the sequel to her debut novel, MAGIC LOST, TROUBLE FOUND, Lisa Shearin's latest Raine Benares adventure, ARMED & MAGICAL, had a lot to live up to. And boy did it deliver! Lively dialog, great action and top notch descriptions combined to make this book an energetic read. The characters were solid and believable -- even the new ones -- with plenty of tension and twists to keep both them and the reader thoroughly occupied. Be prepared to lose track of time -- most pleasurably.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was waiting so long for this second book in the series that I was worried that it would not live up to the expectations. Boy was I wrong! This book was exciting and full of adventure and passion - much like the first in the series, Magic Lost, Trouble Found. I highly recommend both of these books by Lisa Shearin. They are superb!
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lashandra More than 1 year ago
Absolutely amazing book. Brilliantly written, I almost feel like I'm there! I love the characters, very 3 dimensional and very well done. Absolutely amazing book everyone should read this series!
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Funny, sexy, and exciting could not put them down. My husband would look at me funny as I would burst out laughing at parts in the books. Even got him to read them, and his take on the series was that who ever wrote them must have been around me for some of the creative one liners and sarcastic comments.
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bookaddictaz More than 1 year ago
This is the second in the Raine Benares series. Raine is definitely fun to read about. I enjoy her fierce protection of the people she loves, and her earnest self evaluation about her own motives. This isn't a great series, but it is a good one.
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