Industrial Magic : Number 4 in series
After Paige Winterbourne is ousted as leader of the American Coven of Witches, all she wants to do is hide under her duvet for a few months. Let the supernatural world manage without her, see if she cares... But fate, of course, has other plans. A murderer is on the loose - someone with superhuman skills. When Paige learns that the killer is targeting children, she realises she has to get involved in the covert investigation. And so Paige - desperate to protect those she loves - is thrown into a world of arrogant Cabal leaders, drunken necromancers, sulky druid gods and pretentious leather-clad vampires. Luckily, she has a female werewolf and a certain renegade sorcerer on her side...
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 128 x 192 x 36mm | 399.16g
- 03 Feb 2011
- Little, Brown Book Group
- London, United Kingdom
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About Kelley Armstrong
Kelley Armstrong is married with two children. She lives in Ontario.
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(Source: I own a copy of this book.) This is book 4 in the 'women of the otherworld' series, and kicks off a few weeks after the end of book 3. We once again join Paige and Lucas, and this time they're almost, kind-of... working with Lucas' father Benicio and the Cortez Cabal! It seems that several teens of employees of the Cabal *like a mafia family) have been killed, and the cabal are looking to find out who is behind it. Lucas is busy with one case, but Paige isn't, and when she finds out that one of the victims was a young run-away witch, she can't help but offer to lend a hand. Things aren't easy though when half the witnesses seem to be dead, and every lead seems to finish in a dead end. There's plenty of intrigue though with necromancers, werewolves, and vampires dropping in to liven up the party. Who is killing the Cabal kids though? And why? I enjoyed this book, quite a lot more than 'Dime Store Magic', it just flowed better, and held my attention better too. The story starts with Paige failing in an attempt to form her own coven. She's been improving her powers using the spell books for the tertiary spells that she acquired in 'Dime Store Magic', but nobody else seems interested in joining her, and so she's currently coven-less, and working on her own. The main story in the book is about the murders of cabal employees' kids, but this develops into something even bigger as the story progresses. I wasn't overly sure about Paige and Lucas working with his father's Cabal, I was worried that there was a trick in there somewhere, but obviously sometimes you need to take risks. The secondary characters in this book were so much fun! We once again meet Elena, Jeremy, and Clayton from 'Bitten', and also have some vampires, and a necromancer thrown into the mix. Each character had their own ideas and intentions, but blended well with the rest of the storyline. There's not much from Savanna in this instalment, which seems to be a good thing, and we get to see a little more development in Paige and Lucas' relationship. Overall; a great addition to the series. 8 out of 10.show moreby Sarah Elizabeth