Dangerous Magic

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
A woman, part of a dying race of witches, must help a knight regain his soul against an evil that will stop at nothing to claim him, and in the process loses her heart. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781465805768
About Donna Grant

Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She's the author of more than twenty novels spanning multiple genres of romance—Scottish Medieval, dark fantasy, time travel, paranormal, and erotic. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Sword, features a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog, and three cats in Texas.

To learn more about Donna and her books, please visit www.donnagrant.com and www.donnagrant.com/blog.

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Review by: Suzanne Bluff on Jan. 27, 2012 :
I confess I haven't read the previous two books in this trilogy so I endered mid-struggle as it were. But the plot wasn't too complicated so I did manage to figure out what was happening in this book, but I think to fully appreciate it, you would need to read Shadow Magic (Sisters of Magic, #1) and Echoes of Magic as Dangerous Magic shows previous characters in the series.

Nigel is coming. Granted those words wouldn't normally fill you with fear, but if the Nigel in question has sold his soul to the devil, amassed a soulles army and then come to your castle to collect your soul and spread death and blood, you may feel differently! Cade has fought off the darkness slowly taking over his soul for a long time, but the end is nearing and the darkness is harder and harder to resist. He knows his upcoming battle with Nigel will be his last, he only hopes he won't slaughter his friends once the darkness has taken over his soul. He doesn't count on seeing Francesca, a witch with secrets of her own, whose very presence seems to fight back the darkness.

Anyone who likes a tortured hero will like this book: Cade has the whole tortured thing down; horrible past, check! Self loathing, check! Drop dead gorgeous (especially if you like 'em blonde) check! Completely honourable despite his protestations that he is completely evil and not to be trusted, check! I have to say I am not the biggest fan, but I can appreciate a gorgeous blonde as much as the next gal and his complete selflessness was kind of sexy as well. But I didn't really feel like I knew the characters that well, it was like he was written from a tortured hero template, and Francesca from the heroine-that-loves-them template.

As I haven't read the other two books in the series I was only getting the tail end of the overarching plot from this series and as such maybe I didn't feel the danger that Nigel was supposed to generate. I think it was also because there was always someone sneaking out the castle, I don't think the secret exit qualifies for secret anymore as half the castle seems to realize its existence!

But it was a quick enjoyable read and my first book from this author, I would definitely look in to reading more of her books.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Larena Hubble on Jan. 23, 2012 :
Forest near Wolfglynn Castle Summer, 1128

Francesca is a bana-bhuidseach, better know as a witch. Francesca knows with the curse she lives under that she won’t have the happy ever after that she would love to have so she does what she can to find some measure of happiness in her life. Part of that happiness is helping her sister witches keep the happiness they have found in their lives and to help stop the evil that is shadowing all of them.

Cade is determined to help the two men he considers brothers to survive the evil that is hunting them and the women they have found love with. To do that he is going to have to find a way to work with Francesca, a woman that he finds an instant attraction to, but with the darkness in his soul he doesn’t dare try to have more that a working relationship. There are secrets in his past that he knows would destroy anything that they might possibly have together.

Now Cade and Francesca are in a battle for their lives and those lives of their friends and family. One wrong step could destroy them. The evil is coming and they are going to have to find a way to stop in once and for all. Once they do that they just might have a surprise themselves one in which they find a love that transcends their pasts and gives them a future they never dared imagine.

This brings a wonderful trilogy to a very satisfying end. The way all the stories are woven together gives readers a very enriching reading experience. The conclusion to the stories makes sure there are no loose ends to leave the reader wanting or frustrated. The characters are very well written and will have the reader drawn into the story before they know it. While it is sad to see the end of this series it is still a very well written ending. This is one series readers should give a try.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: trish dechant on Jan. 13, 2012 :
Donna is truly an epic writer when it comes to the historical romance genre--this is where she shines. You can tell she takes her research seriously when writing. She places the reader in 12th century England and paints a vivid picture of the surroundings in the true language of that time.

Because this IS a series, the reader can truly get to know her characters and grow to love them. Cade instantly stood apart from the others for me. I wanted his book to be next.

If you are a lover of historical romance with a touch of the paranormal ~ Donna is your go-to gal. She has published several books in this genre ~ All of them great reads for the hopeless romantic.

This book features Cade, the ultimate tortured hero with a secretive past, who feels he is fated to die alone.

You don't deserve happiness. And God forgive him, it was the truth. Nigel wasn't the only one who needed to die. He did as well.
There are some serious hot moments in here, with instant heat and attraction between Cade and Francesca.

It was all he wanted. Just one taste. His head lowered until their lips were nearly brushing. Her magic washed over him, making his skin quiver and his heart quicken. And then he realized that if her magic could affect him, his darkness could affect her.

There is a tremendous build-up to the climax of this book. Nigel, the villan of all three books, has sold his soul to the big man downstairs and represents the ultimate evil. He is hell-bent (HAH) in destroying Cade. He lies, kills, and uses a deadly force to seek revenge on those residing in and around Wolfglynn. And that is where things fell for me in this series. I was disappointed in the wrap-up...maybe I missed something, but I was expecting a bit more. Maybe I'm just a blood thirsty bitch, but I wanted Nigel to suffer more, and when that didn't happen, I was left with a WTF moment. His death was too damn quick.

Overall, I still remain a HUGE Donna Grant fan. She pulls at my heart strings and writes such beautiful, poetic words that make me swoon.

Adrianna might have healed my body, but you healed my soul, witch. Never forget that.
See what I mean? SWOON...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ann Marie on Jan. 13, 2012 :
The Extended Description above wonderfully describes the third book in Donna Grant's Sisters of Magic series. The story of Cade and Francesca continues the struggle against the Evil that has also stalked the heroes and heroines in the two preceeding books, Shadow Magic and Echoes of Magic. One of the things I love about Ms. Grant's writing is that she doesn't pull any punches. Cade truly did a terrible thing, but at his core he remains a steadfast friend, a noble man. Francesca is a witch who knows in her heart the kind of man Cade is and reaches out to protect him - from himself and from the Evil that hunts him. She is no hand-wringing heroine - she enters the fray for the man she is falling in love with.

I give five stars for the story, and four stars for the occasional typos that (can) distract. The series is well worth purchasing, and I hate to think someone would skip these three stories because of some typos. The books are carried by distinct characters, imaginative situations and solutions, and sizzling sex. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite book out of the three; all are worth reading and Ms. Grant tells one heck of a tale.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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