Fugitive of Magic : Dragon's Gift

  • by Linsey Hall
  • Narrated by Laurel Schroeder
  • Series: Dragon's Gift
  • 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the city of Magic's Bend, I protect what's mine. To the world, I'm a feeble Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a dangerous Magica with unexplainable powers given to me by a dragon. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low - kicking ass with my weapons, not my magic.
Things go to hell when I witness the murder of a powerful vampire ally and become the key suspect. Soon, I'm hunted by the sexiest, strongest supernatural I've ever met. Ares is an unheard of vampire hybrid, and it's hard to say if he wants to screw me or screw me over.
I've got three days to catch the real killer. The bad news? It will take my forbidden magic to succeed. But can I control it, much less keep my secret with Ares watching my every move?
I'm used to protecting others...now I have to protect myself.

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A disappointment and the narrator is a distraction

This could have been a better novel if the narrator was not so bad. Her performance was flat and she had a cadence to her speech like a bell shape. It started slow, picked up faster and slowed again. Nix the female protagonist, has a firesoul magic. It is a forbidden magic because the user must kill someone to obtain their magic. Her reluctance is based in a horrific incident that occurred when she was a child. This leaves her relying on her secondary magic of conjuring; a magic where anything can be brought into existence by magic.

Having firestone magic is a condition for death. Nix has the annoying habit of, lamenting about not using her magic for fear of being killed by the magic council; whining about not wanting to take a life for moral reasons. Keeping her roommates out of her situation because they have firestone magic as well. Those are valid issues, but I don’t want hours of listening to them in the drool narration.

Ares is a hybrid vampire; one of the vampire on a trio council. He tracked Nix in relationship to a death and she is the prime suspect. As far as he is concern, she is guilty. Her magic was detected on the scene. She has 3 days to prove her innocence and keep her firestone magic secret.

With an exploding dog collar around her neck, it will explode in 3 days if it is not removed by the vampire council, she begins to investigate the murder using the skills she saw on television programs. The process of providing assistance to the victim and being tired to the murder has a major flaw especially if you can track magic. That was an error that kept me distracted.

There is action in the book and that is the redeeming feature. Nix is great with a bow and Ares has the speed and skill of a vampire and can walk in the sun. The final fight scene, which included her roommates, their boyfriends, friends and the vampire council, was the best illustration of the different paranormal and some of their abilities.
Contrary to what is stated in the summary, there is not a strong romantic chemistry between Ares and Nix. When it is mentioned, maybe a total of 5 minutes in the story, it is very cumbersome.

The supporting characters are very interesting and I would like to see them work together, using the Indiana Jones reference. Nix by herself in not a compelling character or badass enough that I feel invested in follow her growth as she learns to use her magic with confidence and without social censure. The narrator is distracting and the story is not original enough.
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- Yvonne

awful narration

the narrator was so awful, I couldn't actually "hear" the story - was too busy trying to figure out if I wanted to laugh at the absurd narration or cringe at the sheer absurdity of it. laughter won out - didn't make it past the first chapter before I returned the book!
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- A. Sunmonu

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2017
  • Publisher: Bonnie Doon Press