Life in Trinity Hills, Texas goes from normal to deadly for Mela Malone. Whenever Mela falls asleep, a mysterious creature, called The Hag, tries to kill her. What begins as dabbling in protective spells from an ancient Grimoire, leads to her initiation into an ancient order of warrior witches known as the Elementai.
Mela learns war is coming with The Darkness and the Hag is only one of the evil creatures in its service. As an Elementai, Mela learns it
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WOW! I just finished reading Earth's Magick by Mel Massey for the second time. It was great the first time and amazing the second time! It's an incredibly fun ride. I want to highly recommend this book to all of my witchy friends out there, but I would be remiss to stop there. This book is for everyone. We all have a magickal spot in our soul and Mel has found a way to reach in and tickle it. This is a story of awakening and friendship. It's a tale of adventure and mystery. The characters leap off the pages and become friends. I anxiously await the next book. I have only one request. One burning and all encompassing desire: Please write faster Mel Massey. Please! Chris Gray
Myths and legends have always had a special place in our heart. They carry a promise of epic rescues in the guise of tease too strong to ignore. For, who does not wish to escape from something or the other? Often, the culprit is a mundane life. The more interesting version, though, is the need to save a person/race/planet/world. Whatever the objective may be, the end result is an adventure worth diving in. After all, therein lies imagination. And Book 1 of Earth’s Magick series has it in plenty. Imagination, I said. It is formally catalogued in a book entitled Libro Sciens - the reference guide in this story. However, like Gods, this Book of Knowing has existed in different versions in different cultures all through human history. It is curious as to how the imaginary content of such books over centuries and millennia have circled around certain common tenets. For instance, the existence of guardians, power that lies in the four basic elements, significance of four directions and starry symbolism, and above all, the linguistic charm of old. We shall come to that in a bit. First, it is safe to say that Mel Massey handles these ingredients well. Mystery must mystify. The journey of protagonist – Mela – through revelations of hidden power, purpose and play introduce us to angels and demons very nearly in our backyard. However, the central motive - to find and save the angelic “sisters” - is eventually put into question. Mel keeps the true villain, “the Darkness,” under wraps for now. Clearly, it is something the author is confident enough of beating all our presumptions about, until she decides to reveal him/her/it. Nonetheless, her world remains cozy and adventurous at the same time. That brings us to the source of coziness the book lends to a reader. It is the language, among other things. And there is much to be said about that in a larger sense. The spells in the book continue to abide by conventional phrases such as, “Guardians of the Watchtower of the North, Powers of the Earth and the Dark Maiden, I invoke thee.” Time and again, we envision calling to the Great Powers of beyond using verbal and symbolic communication vis-à-vis light a candle, draw a pattern and utter a prose. However, there seems to be a growing trend of fusing mythical narratives with contemporary linguistic styles. So a magical un-cursing with “I unbind you” is followed by a spat of “You’ve got to be bloody kidding me!” And there’s more. One of the key turning points in the book comes by amidst a legendary fight immediately after Mela’s date night with a friend. Then again, the scene ends with an almost flirtatious tease by none other than her magical attacker. Allow me to digress a bit. Do the above trends hint at our increasingly casual acknowledgement of difficulties in life? Do they hint at how our species has been acclimatized under an aggressive and unrelenting media exposure of sensationalism or controversies over the last century? Or is it just a subtle form of evolution? Whatever it is, the part-slang-part-prayer approach is fast emerging as the language, and concept, that audience today identifies with, or is expected to. If it is so, it may be both valid and effective, for Gods or Demons shall enjoy no consideration or following unless described in a language we understand. The epilogue in the story reminds us that the epic tale has only lasted a summer. Such tales mark the maturing of story’s protagonist. What we witness then is not climax but the read
Absolutely Magickal!! Mel Massey is amazing and Earths Magick is only the beginning of what I am certain will be a competely spell binding series..
It has been a while since I have read a book that holds my interest and this one did. Do yourself a favor and read this book. You will not be disappointed. Captivating!! Mel, I need the second book Lol ~Kady