It'll affect all the others too. And what's happening in Portland is not exactly a minor upset. Oopsies, Nola finds out how much Allie has been holding back from her. The Story It's a short rest for Allie and Zayvion, now that the more experienced members of the Authority have locked the solid Veiled away in the secret prison. Now if only people didn't keep escaping… The Characters The claustrophobic Allie Beckstrom is her father's heir and has the ability to work all the branches of magic.
If only she knew how. Unlucky for her, her father took possession of her mind and occasionally wrests control of her body from her. Daniel is her dead and disgusting father who doesn't care who he steps on to gain immortality and power. He does seem to love Violet Beckstrom , though. That's his pregnant widow with whom Kevin Cooper , her bodyguard and Authority member, is in love.
Stone is a gargoyle, an Animate, that Allie brought to life. Now he stacks anything in her apartment and keeps an eye on her. Nola Robbins is Allie's non-magic using best friend. Cody Miller is half the person he used to be, part of the "punishment" for being a crooked Hand in Magic to the Bone , 1, and Nola is fostering him.
His other half, his spirit half, is with Mama Rositto in Saint Johns. Nola is also dating Stotts. Zayvion Jones is her Soul Complement and the guardian of the gate with the same ability to wield magics. The Authority is… …a secret organization that polices all magic users. Too bad they don't have anyone to police the ruling Voices, the Watch, or the Ward! Every region in the country, the world, has two overseers, a Watch, and a Ward. They have the power to Close everyone in Portland. The Portland Authority is… …in turmoil with all the events so far.
Rebellion amongst its members, betrayal. Daniel is impressed with his abilities. Sedra Miller is the kidnapped Head of the Authority. The Seattle Authority is… …sitting by, waiting to see what happens, although some of their members have come to help in Portland.
Hayden is probably going to be Shamus' stepdad; Daniel had killed Maeve's husband, Hugh. Terric is Shame's Soul Complement although they haven't been tested. Worse, Shame wants nothing to do with Terric. Carl and Nik. The three Georgia sisters came down to help, and we finally learn the name of two of them, Savannah and Atlanta. It's only been five books.
Flo Hill is an amazing teacher. The other prisoners who escaped include Henry Aslund and Jakob Single. There's a third person, but their records were wiped, but Joshua thinks it may be Roman Grimshaw , the last guardian of the gate. The Hounds are… …magic users who scent magic and can track it back to the person who cast the spell. They're in demand by the police, morgues, corporations, and more. Only they don't Proxy their magic and the pain involved finds many of them resorting to extremes to deal with it.
Bonnie is another Hound. Detective Paul Stotts heads this division up. Garnet , Julian , and Roberts are his team. Officer Makanie Love is one of the cops who has worked with Allie in the past. Betrayers in Magic on the Storm. Dane Lanister had been Sedra's bodyguard who disappeared after Magic on the Storm. Jingo Jingo was Shame's boss and is a Death magic user.
Seems he was also watching over the Death well since he was the cemetery's groundskeeper. The now-dead Mikhail , the previous leader of the Authority, was married to Sedra. Leander followed Allie through the gate from death and has been wreaking havoc on the Authority and the world. He and his Soul Complement had been a distant myth come true.
Grant owns Allie's favorite coffeeshop, Get Mugged , and he's her landlord for the warehouse next door. Jula and Ryan are two of his employees. We met Mama Rositto in Magic to the Bone , 1. She is James Hoskil 's mother; her husband, Perry Hoskil , had been Daniel's business partner before Daniel forced him out of the business. The Veiled are… …fragments of magic users that are still hanging around and are attracted to magic, to eat it.
The solid Veiled shouldn't exist, and they're near impossible to kill. All thanks to Daniel and Violet's magic disks. Closers are the assassins. They also Close people's minds, able to select memories, remove the ability to do magic, kill, and open gates. To Proxy a spell is to cause someone else to endure the pain of the magic you are using.
A Disbursement is a spell the user casts choosing what kind of pain to suffer for using magic. The Cover and Title The cover is golden browns with a classical-looking observatory in the background, mountains sloping upwards on either side, a glowing circle of runes in the sky, and a jean-clad Allie in a black cropped tank top just what the Allie who wears lots and lots of layers would not be wearing , a katana balanced over her left shoulder as she looks back over her shoulder at us. The title is the main activity as Allie, Zay, and Shame go for a Magic on the Hunt for n'er-do-wells.
Sep 01, Amanda The Book Slayer rated it it was amazing Shelves: must-read , favorites , kick-butt-heroine , paranormal-romance , magic-users. Devon Monk, you made me cry! Okay, so they were tears of joy. The book was awesome. It just is not long enough. Thank goodness the series is still going. Excitement and tears abound. He is the Black Knight of this book. I admit I did cry. I can't help it being a Mom of 2 and 1 on the way. This book is hard to set down because it is action packed in every page. Pizza is what's for dinner. Favorite Quotes: "And it's just a hunt?
She gave me a happy smile, but that glint in her eyes told me that, yes, she'd just offered to off someone. Please, Allison. Let me, just this once, hold my son. I shouldn't. Nothing good ever came from letting my father have his way. But I could feel his love for this baby. And even if he couldn't love me, I knew that at this moment, before the baby could grow up and become a disappointment to him, he truly loved him. I slowly stepped away from the front of my mind, letting him fill that space, letting him feel through my hands, see through my eyes. I took his hand, careful with his fingers that were still wrapped in tape.
I'm not the settling-down type. We pumped three times. I threw paper. Zayvion threw scissors. I'd lost. Startled, I looked up at him. So did I. Apr 01, Kelly rated it really liked it. Magic on the Hunt begins with a cute domestic scene; Allie and Zayvion play rock-paper-scissors in bed.
The loser has to get out of the nice warm bed and make breakfast for the other.
The amount of development in the overarching plot is fantastic. From there, we move to the main plot of this book: Leander, the legendary undead sorcerer, is wreaking havoc in the city in his quest to gain a physical body and reunite with his Soul Complement, Isabelle. A huge revelation follows. This is the kind of revelation that will rearrange the whole series in your head after you read it.
Three Soul Complement couples in their lives illustrate the danger: two of the pairs have gone horribly wrong, while the third is trying desperately not to. I look forward to book seven, Magic on the Line. And, having visited Multnomah Falls, I have to say that — if magic existed — there would absolutely be scads of it there. See this and my other Devon Monk reviews at Fantasy Literature. Jan 11, Kristen rated it it was amazing Shelves: magical , romance. I have never missed a beat with her amazing Urban Fantasy. Once again Allie and the gang are trying to track down some magical baddies, with the head of the Authority missing a lot of chaos is happening.
Allie is a strong lead character and having her father possessing her body is not an easy thing to get use to. Her father was pretty powerful and knew some tricks that make Allie that much stronger. She lost a bit of magic in the last book but gained something else from the death side of things. I felt bad for her this time around because she is the protective type and when her friends are in trouble she really tries her best to protect them, sometimes asking for her father to help out.
But no matter what she does sometimes people she loves get hurt. Zayvion is back of course; Allies lover and magical man extraordinaire, he and his crew Terric and Shame are working for the Authority. They are to take down an undead magic user who is determined to possess a body. Meaning he will stop at nothing to do so and with them in the way a lot injuries are sure to follow. Shame and Terric are big key characters this time around and I love it. They are a fantastic pair. I highly recommend this, so what are you waiting for!
Feb 29, Tami rated it really liked it. But mostly Leander and Isabel I still love the series so far as well as all the characters flaws and all.. I really wanted to throw my book across the room at the end of the prison scene.. How dare Zay get so mad at all for that.
And of course, typical, Allie just 'goes with it'.. Forces herself to understand that he loved her blah blah blah.. I still find Zay and Allie's relationship strange. STILL only physical.. I love that he is now spelled to do everything Allie tells him to. The part that bothers me is that she never has him do anything.. She could make him give them back, but she never thinks about it.
And Allie is completely scatterbrained. Sure she has memory loss, but the stuff she remembers, she still gets funky about. She's funny and smart and when she's hounding, she does a really great job.. BUT, when it's important stuff, she never has a clue, even though she'd know if she just thought about it for 5 minutes.
I love the characters and their personalities. And they all mesh so well together.
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Though I found some parts extremely irritating in this book, I'm still a huge fan. Dec 20, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: my-favorites , x-read-in And Allie and Zayvion do it again : I was not disappointed at all! I LOVE this series! I wish there was more Stone in there - but I'm happy to see he has mastered Jinga : One of my favorite block games with my kids - even though I suck at it : Allie, Zayvion and Shame and Terrik are back - well Terrik is mostly trying to follow the rules of course but once Shame stops obeying the rules, Terrik has no excuse but to follow and help clean up after his mess : Allie and Zay and Shame head out And Allie and Zayvion do it again : I was not disappointed at all!
I wish there was more Stone in there - but I'm happy to see he has mastered Jinga : One of my favorite block games with my kids - even though I suck at it : Allie, Zayvion and Shame and Terrik are back - well Terrik is mostly trying to follow the rules of course but once Shame stops obeying the rules, Terrik has no excuse but to follow and help clean up after his mess : Allie and Zay and Shame head out to the secret prison that only the Authority knows about and Shame, and Allie's dad to find Leander an undead magic user soul while there, 3 of the prisoners escape, and the head of the Authority is coming to town to find out why everything is falling apart in Portland.
It's Zayvion's job to find the prisoners and bring them back.. We know that Allie's Dad is still possessing her body and can take over her body and mind at will, but in this book, he lets her have the lead a lot more, and takes a side step next to her so they are both working together. In this book, it's more of the same - they're throwing around magic and mouthing off to the authorities - but it still keeps getting better and better with each book.
Allie and Zayvion are still my favorite couple - but I think Shame and Terrik are the best Soul Complements : They really know how to throw their magic around : And their personalities are just so different, it's fun to watch them bicker all the time , just to disagree on everything Or Is it?? This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This series is just so addictive by each book.
It's getting clearer and the same time the problem that Allie and her friends must face just get escalated. Not to mention, there seems to be new "leaders" emerge, with the change in the Authority. I also like the progress that Allie has with her Dad. This time, she This series is just so addictive by each book. This time, she is able to take control. Daniel makes me unease. I still don't know his true agenda.
However, there are few moments that make me feel that Daniel is just a human, being ripped of his happiness -- especially near the end, with Violet having the baby boy. I miss him so much in book 4 and 5. He has been part the gang, that it feels weird without him around. I know that he is acting like a jerk several times here, but at the same time, I can understand his frustration.
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He was practically dead and Allie went all to the death to save him and now he was shot and couldn't protect his girl. His city is falling apart. Of course the guy loses it. I'm glad that Allie stands her ground. They might fight but they know that they're still strong. Hey, even the most loving couple fights sometimes. It's so good to see Allie taking charge of the Hounds and use them to track Dane. I'm shipping them so hard, it borders near obsession.
I'm just happy that I read this series altogether because I can read how Shame and Terric's relationship progress. Sure, sure, they're not a couple Shame said he wasn't gay , but the bond that they have is just as strong IF they're a couple. I'm glad that Shame no longer runs whenever Terric is in the shame room.
Now, if only Shame gets over his denial, that even untested, Terric is his true Soul Complement just like Allie and Zay , and Terric kisses him senseles Damn it! Apr 18, Theshrewedshrew rated it it was ok Shelves: allie-beckstrom. We get the colors, the scents, the electrical crackles, and the bone-crunching, pain-filled feedback—all of which makes it easy to conjure up mental images of the magical action.
In Allie's world, magic is available to the general public through a series of grids laid across the city, and Hounds help keep people from using dark magic to harm others. Every act of magic exacts a price from its user—generally in the form of physical pain—so most Hounds rely on narcotics or alcohol. Magic users are governed by the Authority, an elite, secretive group of magic users who protect wells of magic around the city.
If a magic user abuses magic or if a human gets too close to knowledge of the Authority, that person is closed—which means that his or her memories of certain events or periods of time are erased. The series heroine, Allison Angel Beckstrom "Allie" , is a Hound —a wizard-like person who can analyze a magical spell and trace it back to its caster. Allie uses just aspirin for the pain of magic use, but her heavy use of magic causes migraines and bruising, as well as spotty memory loss, so she has to keep a daily journal to jog her memory of day-to-day events.
Several books into the series, Allie learns that Zayvion has an extremely important position with the Authority—he is the Guardian of the Gates portals used to travel through space and he is the Authority's primary closer. The romance between Allie and Zay is definitely one of the most rocky relationships in UF, but no matter what kind of obstacles are placed in their way—some of them are HUGE—the couple manages to look out for one another and eventually wind up together.
Allie's father, Daniel , becomes a more important character in later books, mostly after his death. Daniel is a technological genius and a powerful magic user who is responsible for creating the magic grids that allow wide use of magic across Portland. He also invented magic-holding discs that are important to the plots of some of the later books.
Dad wants to go back to the days when black and white magic could be used together, and he wants to be the immortal mage who will control all magic. Beginning with Magic in the Shadows, dear old dead Dad channels himself into Allie's mind, so she spends later books trying either to fight off or use his power as he tries to get her to help him achieve his nefarious goals.
Or, in Source Mode: copy-paste rows. Devon Monk spent her early childhood tucked behind couches or any other place with low light, "ruining her eyes" and reading. Her love of fairytales turned into a love of adventure, magic, future science, romance, mystery, humor, noir, and anything else she could get her hands on. She wrote her first story when she was six. When her teacher praised its quality, Devon was surprised. She looked it over again and all she thought was, "I can do better than this. Hell to Pay. Wild Fire. Ally Shields. Maggie Reloaded. Kate Danley. Dangerously Charming.
The Shadows. Curse on the Land. Sharon Hannaford. Amanda Carlson. Hunter Hunted. Keri Arthur. Dead to Me. Once Broken Faith. Chaos Choreography. Wickedly Powerful. Shadowed Blade. Grave Visions. Kalayna Price. Maggie Goes to Hollywood. Eternal Fires. Deadly Spells. Jaye Wells. Night and Silence. Veiled Enchantments. Tooth and Claw. Dark Heir. Wedding Bells, Magic Spells. Lisa Shearin. Just Like Magic. Gayla Drummond.
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