Death Magic (Lupi Series #8)

Death Magic (Lupi Series #8)

by Eileen Wilks

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ISBN-13: 9780425245125
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Series: Lupi Series , #8
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 354,811
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Eileen Wilks is a national bestselling author and a three-time RITA Award finalist, and has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times.

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Death Magic 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Death Magic (World of the Lupi #8) by Eileen Wilks There are authors and series that you consider auto-buy. This is one of them for me. I always look forward with great anticipation to the next World of the Lupi book. Eileen Wilks has created a fantastic world of fantasy and drama. In this latest installment Lily Yu and Rule Turner are in Washington D.C. to testify in front of a couple of subcommittees. As per normal for them nothing is ever quite that easy or straight forward. The "Humans First" senator that was on each of the subcommittees that Lily and Rule were to appear in front of is killed and Ruben Brooks (Lily's boss) is accused of the murder. With the help of Lupi sorcerer Cullen and various friends and allies Lily and Rule run through a gauntlet of trials to help establish Rubens innocence. Death Magic is filled with incredibly exciting twists and turns. I am eagerly awaiting the next adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoying following Lu and Rule plus other characters.
dearheart on LibraryThing 12 hours ago
Lily, a former homicide cop now working in the Magical Crimes Division of the FBI, struggles with the idea of a Shadow Unit created to work outside the law in order to prevent the worldwide disasters her pre-cog boss, Ruben, has been seeing. She understands that it¿s necessary and will keep her mouth shut, but she can¿t be part of it even when finding out that her lupi fiancé, Rule is already involved.But she changes her mind after Ruben is accused of killing a senator, a vocal member of Human¿s First who would like to shut down the MCD and wipe out all non-humans and everyone with a Gift. Lily also still carries the Wythe mantle and they¿ve yet to meet someone The Lady wants to pass it along to. It¿s healing Lily¿s arm but causing her other serious problems. And they still haven¿t identified the FBI insider who tried to kill Ruben. The war has started and the opposing side has a plan to turn the tide with one fell swoop using very dark and devious means to prove to the growing tide of Humans First followers that their thoughts and fears are warranted. Something happens to a character that shocked me, but I like the idea of it and can¿t wait to see how it¿s used in the future. A few questions from prior books get answers and by the end of the story Lily picks up a different type of ally. We also get to meet a troop of brownies¿not the Girl Scout type. I hope we get to see more of them as they add a level of lightness to the story.I¿ve enjoyed each of the books in this series, but it really hit me in the middle of this one just how good the author is at world building. That¿s not something I think about when reading; things either seem to make sense or they don¿t. But the detail given in regards to how magic works seems so believable that it¿s just easy to accept as something real. If you¿re more interested in seeing the story move along without understanding why something will or won¿t work or how some conclusions are arrived at, there are a few parts that might drag for you.It¿s still five months away from Rule and Lily¿s wedding. There¿s barely any time for them to sleep much less make love, so that¿s not, and hasn¿t been a big part of the story. Yet their love is evident by their words, looks and touches and that aspect leaves me somewhat with the feel of a Happily Ever After even though his isn¿t a romance book, nor (thankfully) is it the end.
thewalkinggirl on LibraryThing 12 hours ago
Occasionally charming and with a definite "I wasn't expecting that!" moment near the end. Since it largely seems to be setting up future action, I'd say it's stronger as a part of the series than as a stand-alone novel. If you're a fan of the series, you'll want to read it; if you're new to the series, start at the beginning.
karyanca on LibraryThing 12 hours ago
Death Magic is the eighth book in the World of the Lupi series and well worth the long wait for its release. There's nothing negative I can say about this book. As always, I love how the different POVs are handled. I love the world building details that are woven into the story. I love the pacing of the plot and how in fits into the overall series. I love how the dialogue can be humorous at times without being snarky or corny. I love how romance is just a natural element of character relations and not overpowering the plot.Well, the one negative is now I have several months to wait for the next book.
carod on LibraryThing 12 hours ago
Death Magic, the latest of Eileen Wilks' Lupi books, is as satisfying and exciting as her first. There are only a few urban fantasy series that I continue to enjoy after the first couple of books. Patricia Briggs series and this one by Eileen Wilks are a couple of examples of series where the characters continue to surprise me and the stories engage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read.
InvestedIvana More than 1 year ago
Death Magic is a great murder mystery that moves the overall story arc forward in surprising ways. I have enjoyed all of the World of the Lupi books, but I *really* enjoyed Death Magic. I think I liked the murder mystery aspect of the story – a senator is killed and Ruben Brooks is the suspect. Go figure out who dunnit! There are also politics, a secret crime-fighting organization, and doppelgangers, which are really horrifying things, when you think about it. Lily is also dealing with the clan mantle she’s carrying, and it’s having a negative effect on her. But I LOVE how that gets resolved. I wasn’t a big fan of the Elemental storyline; however, I wonder if there is more detail in the book vs. the audio that would make that part of the story more substantial. Overall, there is a LOT happening in Death Magic. Be sure you’re caught up on the series before reading this one. Purchased. Review courtesy of onebooktwo.com | one book, two reviews.
Gilbert_M_Stack More than 1 year ago
I really like this urban fantasy series. While the core of the stories are about humans and werewolves, the universe works because Wilks has developed a sophisticated magic system which forms the Newtonian physics of her universe. It provides for demons, dragons, the fey court and potentially dozens of other magical creatures seamlessly coming together in the novels. There is always a good mystery and plenty of action, and the romances—especially the maturing romances—are depicted with great skill. My only complaint, and it seriously colored this latest novel for me, is that Wilks has an aversion against letting any of her heroes be involved in a bad relationship. It’s a small thing, but I found it jarring when a rather unpleasant woman in a previous novel turned into a simperingly sweet member of the cast in this one just because she’s married to an increasingly important character. But that won’t stop me from buying the next book in the series the first day it becomes available.
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I read many paranormals, and this is one of the best series. Why? Some of my reasons; 1) Unlike Christine Feehan, Marjorie Liu, Nalini Singh, J. R. Ward and others, the main couple from the first book still leads the action, instead of each new volume featuring a new romantic pairing with the first ones just as background, though Ward does some ongoing relationships. After nine volumes Rule Turner, the "werewolf prince" and Lily Yu, the cop, are still going strong. And they're not even married yet. 2) Most interesting system of magic, with lots of detail, since Lyndon Hardy, and it is even more detailed and "scientific" like Cullen Seaborne explaining the difference between a charm and a spell and an inborn Gifted magical result. 3) Having different Clans among the Lupi allows for a sort of cultural diversity among the werewolves instead of just species variance like Tolkien ...where all elves tend to be one way. Here we have Lupi werewolves, Elves, gnomes, Great Sidhe, lesser Sidhe, demons, hellhounds, talking dragons, witches, sorcerers, ghosts, wraiths and who knows what next. 4) A great diversity of bad guys and adversity in plotlines. In spite of a main monolithic villain in She Who Cannot be Named, like Meljean Brook's Satan, or Tolkien's Dark Lord, each book has a different sort of trouble, not all of them minions of the great evil one. 5) An understated vein of humor that reminds me of Laurell K. Hamilton, that also mixes the arcane and mundane details of ordinary life. (Like Anita Blake explaining to her insurance company that her car was eaten by werehyenas) A little post-traumatic stress? Oh yeah, ever since that trip to hell... In this book the healer prescribes coffee as therapeutic. Or in Volume 9 "Give humans a button and they will push it" 6) New plot twists just keep coming. After an early volume trip to hell and a later "sucked in to the alternate universe/ other world" plotline, I just did not see what kind of things could break new ground. SPOILER ALERT - Ruben Brooks becoming a werewolf, when we thought previously you had to be born one - would be a major plot twist. Prophecy and revelation revealed as well. So many good reasons to buy these books. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Amazing series. It's agonizing waiting for the next book to be released.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THsi is a great series to read. theres mystery and romance. There is already 8 books out in this series I reccomend starting them you wont be able to put this series down. I cant wait for the next book to come out!
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Amazing U must read this whole series~awesome Could not put the book down. iCannot wait for the next book to come out.
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U must read this whole series~awesome
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