To the world, I'm a just a Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a FireSoul--a dangerous Magica with forbidden powers and a dragon's soul. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low, kicking butt with my weapons, not my magic.
Things get ugly when I witness the murder of a powerful vampire ally and become the key suspect. Soon, I'm hunted by the sexiest, strongest supernatural I've ever met. Ares is an unheard of vampire hybrid, and it's hard to say if he wants to kiss me or kill me.
I've got three days to catch the real killer. The bad news? It will take my forbidden magic to succeed. But can I control it, much less keep my secret with Ares watching my every move? Especially when the stakes get ever higher?
I'm used to protecting others...now I have to protect myself.
So, what did I think? Well, it starts with a bang as Nix and their shop are attacked which leads her chasing after the thief, except where she ends up isn't anywhere she expected. Then there's the poor guy Nix sees murdered and when she tries to save him, it lands her in very hot water. Her magical signature is all over the dead guy and as he was an ally to the Vampires, they demand justice. Well allow me to introduce Mr. tall, dark, and dangerous, Ares aka the Enforcer, and when he slaps a magical collar on Nix it just happens to be one that will blow her head off in three days! Okay then, escape the scary Vampire Enforcer, prove she's innocent oh, and most importantly don't let anyone discover exactly what she is. It's going to be a walk in the park, except Ares is on her trail!
As usual, it's fast and furious with more than a few historical and mythological elements thrown in. I love the way the action crosses continents and there's always something so cool thrown in. This might just be the beginning of Nix facing off with the Vampires but it's a fun ride and I'm definitely onboard to read more of the Dragon's Gift Protector series by Ms Hall!
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