The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane Series #2)

The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane Series #2)

by Jaye Wells
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The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane Series #2) by Jaye Wells

The sequel to Red-Headed Stepchild from USA Today Bestselling author Jaye Wells...

Sabina Kane doesn't have the best track record when it comes to family. After all, her own grandmother, the leader of the vampire race, just tried to kill her. When she arrives in New York to meet the mage side of her family, the reunion takes the fun out of dysfunctional.

On top of that, the Hekate Council wants to use her as a pawn in the brewing war against the vampires. Her mission will take her into the bowels of New York's Black Light district, entangles her in mage politics, and challenges her beliefs about the race she was raised to distrust. And Sabina thought vampires were bloodthirsty.

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ISBN-13: 9781841497570
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Limited
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Sabina Kane Series , #2
Pages: 352

About the Author

Former magazine editor and freelance writer Jaye Wells is the author of the Sabina Kane urban fantasy series.

Actress Cynthia Holloway, a native of Seattle, Washington, has performed on stage, film, and television. She has lent her voice to television programs, radio and television commercials, video games, and audiobooks. Cynthia's most recognizable work is as the voice of Anita Blake in Laurell K. Hamilton's bestselling Vampire Hunter series.

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Mage in Black (Sabina Kane Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 186 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In a world when mortals don't know that vampires, werewolves, faeries, and mages exist, Sabina Kane is an unusual hybrid offspring of a vampire and a mage. Her vampiric grandmother Lavinia the Alpha of the Dominae raised her though she loathed her as an abomination of nature. When Grandma Dearest tried to kill her, she escapes with the mage Adam. They head to New York for her to meet her mage blood side of her heritage especially her twin sister Maise, head of the Hekate Council. Maise opens up her heart to her sibling, but as an enforcer and a Dominae assassin, to stay alive she has trust issues. Her goal is to destroy her grandmother, but to do she needs to learn magic. She never expected to get involved with the mages nor anticipate an unknown enemy will come after her, but Sabina has no choice. She must deal with the leader of the pack and try to survive the assault of Eurynome the demon summoned from beyond to specifically kill her. Evidence surfaces that prove Sabina betrayed the mages costing them their alliance with Queen Maeve of the faeries at a time when the mages consider open war with the vamps. Sabina escapes incarceration with plans to go it alone until she finds proof that her heart is right about the mages especially Maise. Jaye Wells' latest urban fantasy picks up where the Red-Headed Stepchild ended, but goes in a different direction as the heroine leaves behind the vamps to connect she hopes with the mages. She holds the exciting story line together as she struggles with backstabbing political intrigue (talk about realism) and making new relationships especially with ever trusting Maise. Filled with plenty of action focused on Sabina as well as humor mostly by her familiar Giguhl who has never found a moment in which he is not causing trouble without trying. The Mage in Black further defines the fascinating unique "Wellsian" mythos. Harriet Klausner
ZombieJoe More than 1 year ago
While Sabina is the main character in the story and the ongoing plot from the first book is about her, I really felt this was more about digging into the backgrounds of the support characters. The further I went into the book, the more I felt I was getting to know about Giguhl. He really came into his own in this book and became more than just the comic relief demon that was his stronger focus in the first book. Snark and comedy were still two of his strongest weapons, but he shows off more of his demon skills - not to mention more of his relationship with Sabina. There is also the introduction of her twin sister. We get a glimpse of what Sabina might have been like had she been raised by a more supportive and loving family. Also a family that would have taught her to use the innate magical powers she gained from her father. We also see a change coming over Sabina the more time she spends with the mages. For my part, the more her rough edges smooth out and she gets more and more human, she becomes a more likable character. You want nothing more than to see her succeed and actually feel the discomfort when she slips up and takes a fall. You go through it all with her. You also go through more of the supernatural world in this book. You get a feeling for the other dark races involved in the world. The politics, the intrigue, it's all in there. You leave it getting a feeling of a world deeper than the vampire/mage world that you were introduced to in the first book. Mage in Black is a thrill ride of ass kicking, magic flinging and demon snarking. It takes you for a ride and leaves you screaming for more. I give it 4.5 stars out of 5. Well worth the money and I can hardly wait for the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled across this and loved all three books in the series. If you looking for somehting along the lines of Kim Harrison's Hallows series this is it. You will not be disappointed.
pagese More than 1 year ago
I have to be honest that I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this series. Adult paranormal tends to be hit or miss with me, but this series has really surprised me. I love that Sabina is so unsure of herself during this book. Who wouldn't be when the only living family you thought you had wants you dead. Add in a twin sister you never knew you had, who was brought up by the very race you were raised to hate. I think it makes for some interesting dynamics in our lead character. I love her back and forth relationship with Adam. It's very real to me. I LOVE her demon, Giguhl. He is pretty much the perfect sidekick. I liked the direction the story takes. Maisie was an interesting addition to the cast of characters. She seems to be the complete opposite of Sabina. I enjoyed the magic lessons. I particularly enjoyed the demon fighting rings and the scenes with Slade. I still like Adam more, but Slade cause Sabina to react in some very emotional ways. There wasn't a lot of interaction with the vampires with this one. Which was ok because we get tension with werewolves, descent within the mages, and some interesting scenes with the fairies. I really liked this book and can't wait to dig into Green-Eyed Demon.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
Whoever said that blood relatives would equal a loving family obviously didn't know Sabina or her grandma. Could you imagine your grandma being a vampire leader? Now, could you imagine her wanting to see you dead? I didn't think so. Sabina takes a trip to see the other side of her family, the mage side and she can only hope that this get together pans out better than the one with dear old grams. It seems that the mages want Sabina to be the bait and lure in their rivals, the vamps. It becomes quite clear that vampires aren't the only ones out for blood. This book was a lot of fun. I couldn't put it down. If you like thrillers with vampires and mages, you should definitely read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Much better than the last one. This one is my fav so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent reads lots of action right from the beginning. Red Headed Stepchild was awesome. This is book 2...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put it down.
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
Really great book. Kept me entertained all the way.
FireFly191 More than 1 year ago
It was a good enough read and I enjoyed it. It has a bit of a different feel to the story that makes reading it fun.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Jaye Wells definitely has a talent for writing. I love the content. The way she captures your attention and ger imagination is so similar to my own. I just love the entire Sabina Kane series. Thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This whole series is one of the best I've ever read. I was laughing out loud through all the books. The characters are well thought out and well developed over the course of the books. I only wish that there were more of them to read. If you love urban fantasy/paranormal romance this is a author to definitely get behind.
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Another fun read though not as enjoyable as first book in the series
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One of my favorite. Great take on the vampire, mage story. Very good.
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robbin65 More than 1 year ago
I love this book
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