Endangered by Magic

Endangered by Magic

by Gloria Harchar

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)


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ISBN-13: 9780505526182
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.86(d)

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Endangered by Magic 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have been reading Gloria Harchar's other books, Kissed by Magic and Enchanted by Magic, you will love Endangered by Magic because this novel reveals so much more of the fantasy world of Quelgheny. She uses techniques very similar to J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series, which is wonderful fun because you get to see how the three books intertwine and hook together. Plus now Quelgheny is in serious danger and this threat spills over into the human world. The hero, Nolan Monroe, (who we met in Enchanted by Magic and is a total mystery as a minor character in that book), is actually a shapeshifter with powers that he's finding harder and harder to control -- he doesn't know he's a shapeshifter and he thinks he's going mad. The heroine, Tessa Ballard, a British spy, is a brave, unusual woman for a Regency setting, but we know why she became so good with swords and knives. She had to in order to survive as an adolescent traveling with the gypsies, (she's half-gypsy, btw). She thinks the hero killed her best friend and when I started reading the story, I couldn't see how on earth she could ever overcome that strong conflict. She is a wonderful antagonist for our strong hero and constantly challenges him, all the while fighting off an unwanted attraction, even as she's starting to understand there's more to Nolan than she realized, and he's truly a tortured hero, but his ordeal isn't over yet. He must come to grips with who he is and what he can do so he can save Great Britain and Europe, not to mention Quelgheny. This was a fabulous read. I couldn't put it down and had to read far into the night a couple of nights to finish it. The book was hilarious and delightful with thrilling suspense added in. And boy, what a surprise at the end. You will never guess who the villain is. Thanks to Ms. Harchar for such fine entertainment, and I can't wait to see what other books she comes up with!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't read such a fun book like ENDANGERED BY MAGIC in a long time. I don't laugh out loud with books...but this one was one of those. I read it in less than a day. It was wonderful. The characters, the settings, everything was great. I will buy all of Gloria Harchar's books as long as she writes. Real keepers. Keep it up. Love them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Two worlds collide in this third Magic book. In one world, two hapless fey are forced to work with a demon lord to save one's fiance'. The price of salvation is to destroy the world. However, Largo and Allegro may find help in preventing this devastation from two humans. Nolan Monroe is on a path of self destruction to atone for the death the woman he loves by his own hand, or so he believes. Tess Ballard would be only too happy to make sure he pays, until she gets to know him and finds herself falling for a possible killer. Both dilemas may be solved by finding the demon lord's enemy's heir and thus saving both sets of lovers, England, and Europe from eternal darkness and thus will love save the day. ......................... ** The two stories come off as being artificially meshed and have a bit of a disjointed feel. Seperately, they might have worked, but combined, they fail to make music. **
harstan More than 1 year ago
Pixie Allegro Soprano reluctantly agrees to help her friend Largo rescue his missing fiancée. That would seem noble except that to do so the two fairies must join forces with the evil Shade Lord. The malevolent being simply demands that the bungling twosome help him destroy Europe, a small price to pay to rescue one¿s fiancée. They do have an alternative: finding the Shade Lord¿s enemy Sheridan who could save the human realm and two misguided fairies. --- Meanwhile Earl Nolan Monroe believes he killed his spouse during one of his mysterious blackouts. Filled with shame and self scorn, he wants to die so he asks for the most malevolent being to kill him because he cowardly cannot do the deed. However, spy Tessa Ballard saves his wretched life though she detests him because she believes like him he cravenly murdered her friend his wife. As she struggles to uncover who plots to kill the Prime Minster, Tessa feels abashed that she desires Nolan, who feels guilty to want her so soon after killing his spouse. Soon the realms of fairie and human will collide with Nolan the key ingredient to stop the Shade Lord. --- In her third ¿by magic¿ tale, Gloria Harchar provides her audience with a whimsical Regency fantasy romantic suspense with the world at stake. As usual whenever Allegro and Largo team up, nothing goes right as they are the epitome of chaos theory. Readers will find them amusing, but also believe that England is in peril from a supernatural malevolence. The human romance between Nolan and Tessa enchantingly intertwines in a fine thriller that will leave readers wanting more from Ms. Harchar. --- Harriet Klausner