Ancient Magic : Dragon's Gift: The Huntress

  • by Linsey Hall
  • Narrated by Laurel Schroeder
  • Series: Dragon's Gift: The Huntress
  • 7 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cass Clereaux is good at two things: finding treasure and killing demons. Lying low is a close third - but not because she wants to be good at hiding. Cass is a FireSoul, one of the unlucky few to inherit a piece of a dragon's soul. On the surface, the perks are sweet - she has the power to find and steal any type of magical treasure, including the powers of other supernaturals.
But it doesn't come without a price; stealing powers requires that she kill, and others would destroy her if they discover what she is. In a world full of magic, hiding her powers is the only way to survive. Finding magical artifacts is the only ways to pay the bills. But it's a dangerous job when you can't use your magic.
When Aidan Merrick, the most powerful shifter in the city, hires her to find an ancient scroll, she doesn't want to take the job. His immense amount of power reminds her of too much of murky memories from a past she can't remember. But she has no choice. The scroll will reveal what she is. And if anyone finds out, she's dead.
Ancient Magic features kick-butt heroines, a hot hero, and otherworldly adventure.

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Great Magical Adventure

This was definitely a quality magical/fantasy fiction with a lot to brag about. Everything from the author's take on magic, the world in which the story takes place, and the story line and theme itself were all interesting, exciting, and enjoyable. I listened to the entire audiobook in one day.

The main character, Cass, and her two female companions wake up in the middle of a field with few memories other than an instinctual urge to run. There is only one thing they do know about themselves... They are FireSouls, feared and hunted by all other magical beings for their ability to steal the magical abilities of others.

After meeting Aiden, a very wealthy and powerful magical being, she learns of an ancient scroll that reveals the identities and weaknesses of the most powerful magical beings in the world, including FireSouls. She works with Aiden in the hunt for this scroll with the intention of destroying it before anyone can read it, including Aiden. However, what she didn't expect were the feeling that both her and Aiden would develop for each other, or what other powerful magical beings might be looking for the same scroll...

The narration of this book was solid and fit the main character and the story very well. Definitely looking forward to similar performances in the future.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
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- Striker "Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, and YA Novels. If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!"

Flat Characters, Poor Writing

From the opening chapter, I could tell this book was going to be a bother. I got 3/4 through and DNF.

It starts off with three teenaged women (magical and potentially deadly) waking up in a field near each other with no memories of themselves.

In the intro alone, there was SO MUCH TELLING. The author really needs to take more writing workshops or creative writing classes and learn to show her story. I read on, hoping she was just a terrible editor and the later chapters would show more development.

They didn't. The Telling continues to an absurd degree: "I was afraid" vs "My nerves were wound so tight, I almost leapt over the railing of the ship when Aidan's hand came down on my shoulder."

Speaking of Aidan ... He's an absurd character. Super rich, super handsome, super powerful, super polite, super ... flat. Where are the imperfections and restrictions? Why does the MC throw around words like "falling for him" and "liked him a lot" when "Let's check those rocks over there!" is the extent of their interactions?

In fact, why can't she just acknowledge once that he's hot and shut the hell up about it and go do her job to make sure she and her sisters stay free of the "mysterious" evil they escaped ten years before? 50% of this book is just repeats of "He's hot" and "He smells so good!" <<<<< Literally! No showing!

If you combined the TV shows Charmed and Birds of Prey, you'd probably end up with something that feels like this book. I recommend you skip and maybe try a later series by the author when she has had time to develop more.
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- Demurr "By night I'm in a lab, by day I'm ... usually still in a lab.... Thank God for audiobooks!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-19-2016
  • Publisher: Bonnie Doon Press