Con and Conjure (Raine Benares Series #5)

Con and Conjure (Raine Benares Series #5)

by Lisa Shearin

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ISBN-13: 9781101477533
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Series: Raine Benares Series , #5
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 59,421
File size: 708 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lisa Shearin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Raine Benares novels, a comedic fantasy adventure series, as well as the SPI Files novels, an urban fantasy series best described as Men in Black with supernaturals instead of aliens. Lisa is a voracious collector of fountain pens, teapots, and teacups, both vintage and modern. She lives on a small farm in North Carolina with her husband, three spoiled-rotten retired racing greyhounds, and enough deer and woodland creatures to fill a Disney movie.

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Con and Conjure 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Raine Benares has always been the black sheep of her family as the seeker of the lost while her blood relatives are thieves; in fact her kin are the most infamous criminal clan in the seven kingdoms. However, Raine turns to her family for help after she and the Saghred soul-stealing stone bond; not to de-link them but to help her pull off a necessary con to end the stalking by elves and goblins who want the power of the rock. The King of the Goblins Sathik Mal'Salin and the darkest mage Sarad Nukpana each plans to use the Saghred for personnel gain at the cost of the kingdoms. The elven leaders Taltek Balmorlan and Magus Carnades Silvanus send her former fiancé Rache Kai the elven assassin to hunt her down as her powerful enemies have no monetary problems. With her allies Mychael and Tam and her con artist family, Raine sets in motion a diabolical counter scheme. The fifth Benares fantasy is a terrific tale that moves forward the overarching saga theme of the apocalypse soon seemingly a certainty. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action while the wise cracking heroine learns the depth of her power at the same time eluding a horde of foes who want to use her to use the stone. Series fans will enjoy the latest entry (see Bewitched and Betrayed and The Trouble With Demons) as Con and Conjure is a sly family affair stone included. Harriet Klausner
TheLostEntwife on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Over the last few years I¿ve kind of overdosed on paranormal romances and stories, but in spite of my distinct feeling of apathy toward the majority of them now, I still have my favorites. The Raine Benares books are high on that list.Raine is a Seeker. Throw away your Harry Potter pre-conceived notion of seekers for a moment and bear with me. She is able to touch an object and view that object from the point of view of the person who has handled it or touched it. Person, or persons, I should say. Now, she isn¿t particularly magical, like other elves out there, but she has a mediocre level of talent - that is until she absorbs a mean, nasty orb called the Saghred.All this happens in the previous four books in the series ¿ but this one has an added level of fun: the appearance of an old boyfriend of Raine¿s. Con & Conjure contains everything I¿ve come to expert from Lisa Shearin; filled with lots of action, lots of sneaky movements, hot, hot moments between Raine and Mychael ¿ however no moments with Tam which makes me sad (this is the only book I not only tolerate the love triangle, but encourage it ¿ don¿t make me choose!) and plenty of intrigue. I thoroughly enjoyed Con & Conjure but please, Lisa, for the love of all that¿s good, we know at this point that Raine is a Benares¿ you don¿t always have to remind us! There, that¿s my only real complaint.This is a fun series and I highly recommend it!
imayb1 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Raine and company have more scrapes and wild escapes, with little time for character development. We see some new characters - namely, an ex-fiance and a new Benares cousin. The action keeps everything moving and fun, but in the end we're left with the same unresolved issues. By book five, I think there should be at least a modicum of progress on taking care of the rock, rather than more promises of 'we're working on it' without any visible or notable sign of that. From the epilogue/preview, it looks like Raine will be taking another flying leap into trouble, too. I'm all for the continued action and I'm enjoying the books, but I'd like to see some advancement for the main character.
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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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