A Kind of Magic : The Shields

  • by Donna Grant
  • Narrated by Antony Ferguson
  • Series: The Shields
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Roderick was born an immortal prince in the realm of Thales. Revered and respected, he lived a life of grandeur, but his one true love was fighting. He was given a special gift in his battle abilities and soon became known as Thales' finest warrior. But all that changed the day his brother died and an evil descended upon his realm. With Thales on the verge of ruin, he bound himself to the Shields to protect the realms from the evil that ravages them.
But he has a dark secret for which he must atone. Then and only then can he return to Thales and face his family. His special battle skills and his immortality help Roderick to keep his goals in front of him. They have always been clear....until Elle.
Elle makes Roderick long for things he cannot have. Her innate goodness makes him want to grasp what she offers with both hands, but he knows that they can never have what she seeks. Elle bears a mark that signals her as one of a chosen few who were sent to Earth as infants. She and the others who bear the mark must be found and kept hidden from the ancient evil that seeks them, for they hold the key to the evil's ruination. The only way to keep Elle safe is to keep her by his side, but can Roderick resist the temptation to take her love?


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Phew, where to start, a group of hot immortals called The Shields who battle, on behalf of the Fae, an unknown enemy who keeps throwing different paranormal entities at them in the hope of destroying Earth as it has done with other realms.

There's a strong, thrilling, flowing storyline that includes time-travel, supernaturals, magic, interesting likeable and loveable characters who, despite challenges, remain loyal, thoughtful, tender and totally drool-worthy heroes. This challenge (I'm not going to give anything away) seemed simple for Roderick as he finds Elle straight away but fate stepped in and threw a curve ball which resulted in 3 evil Harpies being summoned, terror, a battle of good v evil, someone's untimely death and a time-travelling rivetting fight to the death.

The romance has instant attraction, denial (why do they bother) a building trust and sexual awareness that eventually leads to passion, lust, hot sex .... and love.

Worth a credit? It's another big YES written and billowing across a clear blue sky.
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Ho Hum…

Although the writing wasn't much different than from the first book, I just couldn't get into this story. I liked the characters fine, even if I think the heroine in both books are too nice and it has a plot that I would normally like, I just wasn't crazy about this book. While good the story lacked something for me, enough that I probably won't be continuing on with the next book. I have so many books to read that if I feel ho hum about a story it is the end for me. In both books the bad guy was obvious from the start and I didn't like what happened to her best friend. This is the first series I have read by Donna Grand and she seems to have a lot of fans, I may be willing try another series by her later. Narrator is okay, his southern accent need work, but again he might have contributed to my lack luster feelings about the book as a whole.
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- Teresa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-24-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio