Fiona is an Acquirer, an immortal who uses magic to hunt for ancient artifacts. Ever since she failed to live up to her fate and find the Book of Worlds, she’s been shunned by those around her. Worse, she’s slowly losing her mind as her subconscious keeps trying to accomplish her fated task. When she’s presented with one last chance to find the Book of Worlds and thus save her sanity, she’ll stop at nothing to accomplish her goal.
Ian MacKenzie has been in hell
For more than one hundred years, Ian has been locked in a nightmarish prison. An accomplished thief, he was thrown into hell for failing to maintain the secrecy of his magical race. When Fiona presents him with an opportunity for escape, he’ll do anything it takes to ensure that it’s permanent, even if it means betraying the woman he’s grown to care for.
A dark force could tear them apart
As Fiona and Ian get closer to finding the book, they learn that there’s more at stake than they ever imagined – like the fate of the world. When their task threatens to tear them apart, they’ll have to make the ultimate decision: life, or love?
Ian is a man with special talents that unfortunately have led to him being imprisoned but Fiona has a use for Ian and breaks him out of prison. Fiona is destined to live up to her fate and find the missing Book of Worlds but so far she has drawn a huge blank and her subconscious is slowly taking over and stealing her sanity. She has found Ian, a thief with the ability to get through magical enchantments, but has no idea of the secrets Ian hides. Fiona needs to find the missing book to hang on to her sanity but it's soon apparent more is at play and they are not alone in hunting for the Book of Worlds. Can Fiona and Ian find it before unseen forces threaten the fate of the world?
Okay, so Stolen Fate is quite a quick read but right from the opening scenes it's quite a steamy read with Ian (who has been imprisoned for over a hundred years) very attracted to Fiona but it's a romance that for some reason worked and I loved discovering just who he was friendly with. It is quite fast paced which meant never a dull moment and both these central characters are likeable. I enjoyed the storyline as it felt fresh reading about the old Gods and their need to have followers.
As usual Ms Hall imbues her work with heat but for me it's all the magical aspects that stand out. I'm really enjoying the world building and it's great to see Edinburgh used as a back drop for this series. I'd recommend this to lovers of paranormal romance particularly if looking for something completely different to the usual vampire/shifter type stories.