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Stone Cold

A Broken Magic Novel, #2

Another awesome story about soul complements and breaking magic. Though each chapter is labeled with which character’s POV it is coming from, almost all of them are from Shame’s. However, Terric’s feelings come across the page just fine. Chaos, killing, death and even birth are all part of this intense story that has Shame visiting death and Terric becoming part of a terroristic plan. Yes, this is a dark book but there are glimpses of light throughout. Even more importantly, there is hope. Twists that make friends enemies and uncontrolled magic that kills are only a couple of the things that grabbed my interest and kept me reading until I finished the book, which only left me wanting more. Terric and Shame’s relationship is evolving and it needs to quick, because they are killing each other. This is a totally awesome book in a totally awesome series.

Yes, this book is the second book in a spin-off series from another series. Confused yet? Terric and Shame are introduced in the 'Allie Beckstrom' series. Characters and events from that series impact on this one, the 'Broken Magic' series. And, while this book should be able to stand alone it would be much better if you had read at least the first book in this series or all of the books in the previous series and the first book in this one. The plots are complex and carry from one book to the next. The two series span over a course of time and each book is like plucking out a week or a month.

Shame and Terric are attending a baby shower for Allie and Zay when Shame is approached by a Hound with a lead on where to find Eli Collins, a mad scientist who is kidnapping people to magically experiment on them. Though Shame and Terric are Soul Complements, they are having problems figuring out how to deal with this, plus unlike most other magic users, they not only have access to a certain type of magic but they each have a magic that is part of their blood, bones and bodies. Both issues come to a head when Eli opens a gate, kills Shame and grabs Terric. Can Eli be stopped? What happens next is shocking and riveting because things aren’t always as they seem!


Book Blurb for Stone Cold

The latest Broken Magic novel from national bestselling author Devon Monk.

Marked by Life and Death magic, Shame Flynn and Terric Conley are ?breakers”?those who can use magic to its full extent. Most of the time, they can barely stand each other, but they know they have to work together to defeat a common enemy?rogue magic user Eli Collins.

Backed by the government, Eli is trying to use magic as a weapon by carving spells into the flesh of innocents and turning them into brainless walking bombs. To stop him, Shame and Terric will need to call on their magic, even as it threatens to consume them?because the price they must pay to wield Life and Death could change the very fate of the world...and magic itself.


Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2014 4.50