Master and Apprentice (Gavyn Donatti Series #2)

Master and Apprentice (Gavyn Donatti Series #2)

by Sonya Bateman
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Master and Apprentice (Gavyn Donatti Series #2) by Sonya Bateman


Luck has never been on Gavyn Donatti’s side. Anyone else with magic abilities inherited from a distant genie relative would have it made, but not Donatti, descendant of a cranky, shape-shifting genie named Ian. The prince of a murdered kingdom, consumed with revenge and driven by an unbreakable curse, Ian is determined to hunt down and destroy every last one of his enemies in the power-hungry snake clan—at any cost, including his life. Or Donatti’s.

Obsessed by his own rage, Ian has never really taught Donatti how to use his abilities. So when a powerful cult of magic-users captures Ian’s wife, the princess Akila, and then Ian himself, Donatti is left alone to take on dozens of half-djinn and their mysterious leader with designs on world domination.

Facing an impossible mission, Donatti is forced to turn to an enemy for help—one who claims to know how to unlock his true potential. Trusting a snake might be the last mistake Donatti ever makes—but if he doesn’t learn to wield the power inside him, everyone will pay the ultimate price.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451612073
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 624,921
File size: 719 KB

About the Author

Sonya Bateman lives in upstate New York with her husband, son, four cats, and a gerbil with half a tail.  She enjoys reading and swimming, and wishes there were some feasible way to combine the two. 

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Master and Apprentice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
IYamVixenBooks More than 1 year ago
Gavyn Donatti was used to being freakishly unlucky as in the worst thief ever, then he met Ian the djinn who is his great-great-great.etc grandfather and the Donatti luck changed to reasonably okay. Especially when they were both on the hunt for the evil djinn tribe that had basically wiped out Ian's. Then the luck went to bad and it's affecting everything in Gavyn's life. His truck is wrecked after a head one with a moose, Ian starts drinking beer. Absolutely worst of all, his family is driven away, they need to rescue Princess Akila who has been kidnapped by beyond evil half-breed djinn supremacists. I like watching Gavyn and how he keeps on keepin' on protecting his loved ones and his responsibilities. Even when the injuries keep on comin', he makes himself do what needs doing. Sonya doesn't sugarcoat the injuries either nor make Gavyn into a Superman. He's injured, he hurts, he stumbles. He grows with his newfound abilities, learns as he goes and gets tougher even if he doesn't admit to it. It may be just me, but I got invested in everything that happened to Gavyn, Ian, Jazz, Akila, Cyrus, the characters I cared most about. I sat at my desk crying at some points and other times wanting to reach inside the computer to wheal on some evil djinn. That is excellent writing, making the reader give care about the characters. We get more of the history of Ian and Akila's relationship, too. It's a lovely story. A romance and love for the ages. I love Cyrus, Jazz and Gavyn's young son. He's a doll. He has inherited his father's djinn qualities. Jazz realizes she now has to not only worry about potty training, but the fact that Cy has magical abilities like turning invisible. That's a hard one to deal with in a toddler when all you figure you need to teach is potty-training and don't poke your finger in the light socket. Favorite quotes or bits: I wasn't exactly claustrophobic----just allergic to being trapped.
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SlaughterS More than 1 year ago
Fully fleshed characters, from Ian the djinn to Jazz, Gavyn's sarcastic, uber-competent love interest. This is the 2nd book in the Master and Apprentice series contains just the right mix of action, humor, and magic. It continues the adventures of a Gavyn Donatti a thief from our own world and time who has been plagued with bad luck his entire life. That is, until he gets mixed up in a war between magic realms, an old girl friend, and some mysteries from his past. I saw Gavyn Donatti as the wise-cracking side kick who was comfortable in that role, but now finds people looking toward him for leadership. The reluctant hero who finds that all is not what it appears and that even though an entire race maybe labeled as evil, not all individuals in it are.
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