Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Recommendation: Yes, a great addition to the series. If you liked book one, you will love this one even more.
Type: Series, this is Dragon’s Gift: The Huntress Book 2. The first, Ancient Magic, is also available.
Summary: Great addition to the series + continuous action +more advances on the romance front +increasingly interesting male lead +more development from our heroine +more interaction between main characters – repetitive wording in places +Kindle Unlimited
Cass Clereaux likes her job. It’s simple—steal the magic, don’t get killed. FireSouls like her are perfect for magic treasure hunting. Their dragon soul helps them find treasure, their wicked powers help them steal it. But there’s a big freaking downside—FireSouls are hunted. If either of the magical governments figures out what she is, she can kiss her life goodbye.
When the Alpha Council comes to her with a special job, it’s a no-brainer to turn it down, no matter how much money they’re offering. Shifters who can sniff out her weird magic are the last supernaturals she needs to be around. Worse? They have a history of hunting FireSouls. But when Cass learns that a little girl’s life is at stake and Cass is her last hope, she doesn’t have a choice.
With her sisters and the powerful Shifter Aidan Merrick at her back, she’s got a chance at saving the girl and keeping her deadly secret—until she learns there’s far more to this kidnapping than meets the eye.
Mirror Mage can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, but it will be a bit better if read after Ancient Magic. Reviewers have compared the series to Shannon Mayer, Ilona Andrews, and Jaymin Eve.
THIS IS A PART OF A SERIES, IF YOU HAVE NOT READ BOOK ONE STOP READING NOW. Unless you don’t care about spoilers, then by all means continue.
The only thing better than the feels you experience with a great story, is getting your hands on the next book in the series and realizing it is better than the first. Thank my happy stars, it happened with Mirror Mage. Linsey Hall gives the reader continuous action, increased romance between mains, added development to our heroine by increasing her own journey toward discovering her memories and increasing her strength, increased interaction between Cass and her sisters, additional insight into Aidan’s life and personality, as well as a whole bunch of run ins with danger that further let us get to know and love Cass as a character.
I think in an attempt to make this a stand alone, Hall places quite a bit of emphasis on re-explaining the occurrences of the first novel. Most of the time, this is great because the wait time between books is usually long and torturous and the reader ends up forgetting half of what happened. In this situation, the increased repetition of things like ” The Monster” and the continued description of her family as her “Deirfur” got to be a little monotonous. Another thing to mention is that I am still left wondering about Aidan. There are things we are not introduced to yet, his motives mainly, and I have a feeling it is going to be big.
The level of detail and creativity in the plot is increased and improved. The sequence of events flows smoothly and feels well put together. Oh, and how can I forget Aidan and the abrupt increase in the temperature we feel for his character in this one. Yowza. Mirror Mage really steps it up a notch and I am really interested in how much more fun we can have in book three.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for a honest review. Thank you Linsey Hall!