"Master of Magic" is a mostly standalone romp through the Mageverse world and I really enjoyed Olivia and Rhys' story.
Mostly standalone because there's some mention of how magic works and the laws that govern it that might have been easier to follow if following from the start. Or perhaps not. At any rate, it doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the story.
Master of Magic is definitely fantasy romance that's slightly more fantasy than romance. There's riddles to be solved, revenge to be had, and succession issues to be hammered out. I haven't read much of Knight's other offerings in this vein, so I can't tell how it compares to the others, but it was slightly darker than expected. Much gore and mayhem in the name of political expediency. Knight used to be on my "steamy fun" list and now it seems that I'll have to check out the rest of the Mageverse titles.
Olivia and Rhys were fun and the supporting characters were great as well. Kel and Smoke were striking and I'd love to see what their stories are.
Return to New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight’s Mageverse in this never-before-published novella about a man with mysterious abilities and a hidden past—and the woman who must help him decipher his secrets.
Olivia Flynn finds herself on the brink of death, unable to call upon her Sidhe magic, when a handsome stranger rescues her. But this male is no ordinary human, and Olivia wants nothing to do with him. The foreign magic boiling around him is far beyond the power of even the Sidhe.
Rhys Kincade has never been able to explain his magical abilities. Olivia is the first person he’s encountered who shares his gifts. But before he can ask her about them, they find themselves under attack by a pack of werewolf assassins. An even deadlier threat follows, and the pair is forced to rely on each other as they fight unknown enemies—and an ever-growing attraction between them.