Turns out that escaping hell is easy—it’s staying out that’s hard. Del’s death magic defies the laws of the supernatural world. Worse—she doesn’t know how to control it. If others learn what she is, it’s guaranteed persecution by the Order of the Magica. And Del already has a deadly and forbidden secret—she shares a soul with a dragon.
Things get sticky when Roarke Fallon, Warden of the Underworld, shows up on her doorstep wanting to drag her back to hell. He’s a one of a kind shifter—the most powerful she’s ever met—and he’s set his sights on her. Helping him catch an escaped demon gives her an opportunity to win her freedom, but only if she teams up with Roarke. She’ll have to use her forbidden magic to get the job done. And that is a recipe for discovery… and disaster.
As a reader, I knew Del had an ability that had only recently come to light but not only is Del back from being supposedly dead, but her powers just keep growing! Things are never dull around Magics Bend but now we start to get an insight into the Underworld and the Hell dimensions there. Luckily Dell has no intention of sticking around in Hell, but when she returns to the land of the living (pun intended), she's followed. Now all this leads the reader quite nicely on not only a series of adventures connected to the legend of Arthur Pendragon, but also in a race against time as Del is in a very tricky predicament indeed!
I love the trouble this author takes to let her readers explore history with her unique slant. Every time I feel that I'm transported to places that are both miraculous and real. Yet again, Magic Undying takes the reader on a journey that connects with myths and legends but for me as I'd visited many of the sites in this story, it was such fun.
Has Del managed to snag my attention? That's a resounding yes as she's discovering all kinds of things about herself and as she does, the reader is with her every step of the way. My only slight niggle is the fact that yet again a powerful shifter is introduced who is clearly a possible love interest. It's a bit too similar to the previous storyline, although I hold my hands up and loudly state, I much prefer the Warden Roarke, to Aiden. He's big, slightly bad, a joy to look at, and pretty much the deadliest male this author has dreamed up. It just feels like a more adult story that's brewing between them and do I detect a hint of sadness?
There's nothing more fun than a slightly damaged hero and Roarke might abide by the rules but clearly Del has other ideas! I'm so pleased I read Magic Undying and hasten to reassure fans of the Dragon's Gift series that it's as exciting and magical as ever.
This voluntary opinion is of an advance reader copy.