Bright Blaze of Magic
Author: Jennifer Estep
Reviewers: Gikany and Una
What We’re Talking About:
It is always difficult to say goodbye to a great series, and that is definitely the case with this final book in the Black Blade series, Bright Blaze of Magic. We have enjoyed Lila’s adventures and the world that she thrived in. This final book is an exciting and wonderful conclusion to the series.
In this final book Lila’s revenge is sated, those oppressed are freed, and, most importantly, Lila has found hope for the future with her new love and the family which she has become an integral part. The final confrontation between Lila and Victor was powerful and well played.
What makes this series so compelling is Lila’s plight. When the series began in Cold Burn of Magic, Lila was orphaned and living on the streets. Her world consisted of herself and her only friend Moe. By the end of the series she is a part of a family and a group of friends. She has come a long way. Her mission to exact vengeance on the man responsible for the horrific murder of her mother unfolds and evolves over the course of the three novels. The world is rich in magic and adventure, and the characters are grounded and engaging. It is difficult to not be drawn into this vivid and wondrous world.
Bright Blaze of Magic is a marvelous conclusion the Black Blade series. If you haven’t read this trilogy, we strongly recommend it for any fans of urban fantasy. We encourage you to pick it up and indulge in the magic, wit, and action/adventure that make this world come alive. Although we hope Ms. Estep writes something new in this world, we look forward to the next new world and charming characters she creates.
Our Rating (Novel): A, Loved It
Our Rating (Overall Series): A, Loved It
About the Book:
Bad Things Always Come In Threes…
As a thief, I’m good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls.
Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families–and kill every last Sinclair. What they don’t know is that I’m on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I’ve got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side…
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Series: Black Blade #3
Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format(s): Paperback (368 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley