Deadly Spells

Deadly Spells

by Jaye Wells


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Kickass Magical Enforcement Agent Kate Prospero must balance a dangerous Brazilian cartel, her troubled teenage brother, and a complex chemistry with her partner in this gritty fantasy thriller.

After the grisly murder of a dirty magic coven leader, Kate and The Magical Enforcement Agency team up with the local police to find the killer. When a tenacious reporter sticks her nose in both the investigation and Prospero's past in the covens, old ghosts resurface.

As the infighting between covens turns ugly, an all-out war brews in the slums of Babylon.

Deadly Spells is the third novel in the Prospero's War urban fantasy series that started with Dirty Magic and Cursed Moon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316228428
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Series: Prospero's War Series , #3
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 372,915
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Raised in Texas, USA Today bestseller Jaye Wells grew up reading everything she could get her hands on. Her penchant for daydreaming was often noted by frustrated teachers. She embarked on a series of random career paths, including stints working for a motivational speaker and at an art museum. Jaye eventually realized that while she loved writing, she found facts boring. So, she left all that behind to indulge her overactive imagination and make stuff up for a living. Besides writing, she enjoys travel, art, history, and researching weird and arcane subjects. She lives in Texas with her saintly husband and devilish son. Find out more about Jaye Wells at

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Deadly Spells 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
*I read this book for my own enjoyment. Kate and Morales are called in as consultants at a crime scene. A body with his limbs cut off. Kate knows the victim, Charm, from her days in the coven. Uncle Abe's enforcer. Charm's death could be the very excuse the covens need to start a coven war in Babylon city. Kate and the MEA force need to act fast to find the real killer before war breaks out, destroying the city. Kate also is distracted as Charm's death stirs old memories of her mother's death. Then there's life with making sure Danny is taken care of. He is a teenager, and troubles do pop up. I love going into this book that I know each chapter and scene has something big in it. It may be dealing with Danny or it may be Kate's job. Or, if we are lucky something with John Volos or Morales. Oh John Volos. That usually involves a double whammy of work and sparks. And the same could be said of Morales. I love that Kate is working her way through raising her brother, which gives her a family feel as she stumbles through parenting like many of us do. Family and work are hard to balance, and choices need to be made. Kate does just that. Speaking of family. Kate learns more about her mothers death. Wow. That's a punch to the gut. I like how Jaye left us with hints about Kate's mother at the end of Cursed Moon, and with this case Kate is drawn to the memories. Kate is determined to know what happened with her mother. I'm not saying any more because you need to read to learn what Kate learns. Oh, and what we learn from John Volos and Morales. Interesting! Then there's Kate and her own personal life. She feels there's really no time for it with Danny and work. But Kate starts to open up a little bit here, for herself. This book feels as it expands the world for us. There are other suppliers and covens that we learn about. These expand outside of Babylon city, but are a threat to Kate's home city and the way of life here. This opens up the series for us in a big way. The book has all the elements I enjoy in one place and constantly has me glued to the words. I have enjoyed this book, world, and characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed each book. Wish there was another to read... sigh.. I read one right after the other.
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marshah More than 1 year ago
Many have likened bestselling author Jaye Wells' "Prospero's War" series to "police procdural meets urban fantasy." In "Deadly Spells" (book 3) , Detective Kate Prospero is once again battling skeletons from her "dirty magic" past while trying to raise her teeneage brother, Danny, who has all the angst we expect of a boy coming into his own. But we're also seeing Kate coming her own as well. In "Deadly Spells" Kate discovers secrets and lies hidden from her for too long and struggles to learn to trust again while battling a new threat more frightening than anything she and the Magical Enforcement Agency team have faced before.  Ms. Wells is a fantastic writer. Her books are action-packed with crazy, creative characters and thrilling plot lines. The world she creates in Bablylon is a believable one. We can visualize the covens, the magic, the addicts, the MEA. We feel the city's despair, and the disparity between the Adepts and the Mundane. Her writing is tight, well-thought out - so much so the reader is easily swept away and may not realize until the conclusion who truly well written each chapter is. I love this series. I love a kick-ass character like Kate Prospero. I love the snarky dialogue. And I hope this storyline continues for a long time."Prospero's War" is a rousing ride! Don't miss out.
CathrineLake More than 1 year ago
Ok this one is hard to do without some spoilers. But I will try my hardest. Kate had another mess in her hands that she has to take care of. Surprise surprise the local cops don't want the MEA to help. But Kate still goes and gives an id on the dead coven leader. Even thing is pointing to another coven but Kate is smarter then most people give her credit for. She figures out what is going on with the help of her team and takes care of it. There are some issues with a noisy reporter, her brother getting into trouble, dates gone wrong, and just dealing with John. You find out about her mother and it was not what I thought it would be. Does everything get worked out in the end no it is not the end of this series. I am glad that I picked up these books to read because each one is better then the last. Kate keeps growing and everyone else is right there with her. The end will make you say finally and laugh at the same time! You will need to read the series in order or it will not make sense. Plus if you are looking for something similar you could do Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series, well the first couple ones that were before all the sex, or try Kate Danley's Maggie MacKay series, this one is the best to try next. Both have magic in them and the characters are trying to fight for or prove something.
LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Kate Prospero returns in book three of the Prospero's War series. This time around Kate is on a case trying to find out who is attempting to start a coven war. She works for the Magical Enforcement Agency aka MEA trying to get dirty potions off the streets and solve crimes. When a coven member winds up dead, Kate knows something is amiss and there will be other coven members seeking revenge. You know it's going to be really bad when some of the big coven leaders are going in hiding or leaving town. There is never a dull moment in Babylon. The love aspect I still can't decide who's team I'm rooting for. Morales, Kate's partner clearly likes her and I do enjoy his character. He's a hunky alpha male that I wouldn't mind having for myself. Then there is Volos, Kate's old flame from her teens. Volos knows Kate's true self, how she was when she was a member of the coven, all the dirty bits of her past and why she has set defenses. JWells is making it hard on a girl, I'll be interested to see what happens in the next book. I really enjoy JWell's writing style, it's gritty and in this series, Kate is always determined to solve the crime and get the bad guy. I started out reading Well's Sabina Kane series and thought it couldn't get better than that but the Prospero's War series is quickly becoming my favorite. Kate somehow balances being a "mom" to her little brother, hanging out with her BFF in her very limited free time and kicking butt while solving cases. I adore this series and highly recommend it if you're looking for a gritty Urban Fantasy with a kick butt cop lead.