Welcome to the blog tour for the second anthology in the Magic Underground trilogy, Wayward Magic! Read on for my review, book details, and a chance to win a paperback copy of the book.
I don’t read fantasy often, but whenever I do, I find myself falling headlong into the bewitching world of magical creatures, alternate worlds, and objects. I forget all about real life until I’m forced to come out to tend to some chore or the other. This anthology is no different!
I couldn’t read the first part in this anthology series so I didn’t understand much of the backstories. It was like reading an excerpt from a novel. However, the authors are so skilled at their characterizations and world-building that I didn’t really feel left out.
I was content to be absorbed into a world where anything is possible, where good and evil are in a constant tug-of-war, where various types of magical creatures abound who yield different kinds of magic.
This book has stories around magic gone rogue and the effects it has on the people and creatures in the magical worlds. The stories end abruptly and if you want to find out what happens next (which I’m sure you will) you’ll be reaching out for the third anthology.
I don’t want to recommend one story over another because I think they were all well-written but I particularly enjoyed The Mail-Order Witch by Joynell Schultz, No Sanctuary by Tiffany Shand, and When Day Fades into Night by Anela Deen.
Each author shares a preface about why they’re written the story, how they’ve tied it to the theme of magic gone haywire, and what their thoughts and motivations were. This section helped me pick the stories I wanted to read first.
I’d recommend fantasy lovers to begin with Book 1 and then read Book 2 – Wayward Magic to get the full experience.
Publication date: April 2020
Publisher: Magical Mayhem Press
Authors: Melinda Kucsera, Joynell Schultz, Lee French, H.B. Lyne, Raven Oak, L.C. Ireland, Alesha Escobar, Tiffany Shand, C.S. Johnson, Anela Deen, Erik Kort, Devorah Fox, Stephen Wallace, Gwendolyn Woodschild, Leah W. Van Dinther, Barbara Letson, C.K. Rieke, William C. Cronk, Majanka Verstraete, Toasha Jiordano, H.M. Jones Krista Ames, A.R. Johnston
Wayward Magic (Magic Underground Book II) reveals stories of missing people, rescue, and most of all, magic. Our heroes will grapple with magic gone wayward in order to save themselves, their families, and often the world.
This collection features:
- Out-of-control magic that could destroy a young apprentice’s master and their world
- A woman’s hidden magic leaving her with more freedom that she wanted
- Sisters at the center of a black magic scandal must stop the city from falling to demons
- Children separated from their mother must escape the castle on the most dangerous night in history
- The ill are suddenly protected from death by an unlikely hero…a teenage physician
- Famine-stricken subjects await precious cargo currently stranded on a ship
- A holy order must save a town from a pretty poison most magical and most deadly
Fans of Patricia Briggs and Tamsyn Muir will love Wayward Magic, second of the Magic Underground trilogy of anthologies… Get it today!
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