Monday, March 17, 2014

Bladed Magic by J.C. Daniels


Title: Bladed Magic
Author: J.C. Daniels
My Rating: A-

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Colbana Files #.6
Main Characters: Kit Colbana
Release Date: February 2014
Publisher: 
Links to Purchase
Amazon  
Sexual Intensity: mild


Story Overview:
A Colbana Files Prequel

The events of this short story take place between A STROKE OF DUMB LUCK and BLADE SONG. It can be read as a stand-alone.

For the first time in her life, Kit Colbana’s life was going just fine. She had a nice, easy job. She’d managed to escape the not-so-loving attentions of a family who’d rather see her dead than look at her. She had a roof over her head and she didn’t have to fight for every little thing she had.

Then she finds herself tangled up with a green-eyed witch by the name of Justin. He’s looking for somebody and for some bizarre reason, he seems to think she can help. All she has to do is say no, and she can go back to her safe little existence. That’s exactly what she needs to do and she knows it.

Too bad she’s not very good at following her own advice.



My Review:

Justin....YES!! I love this novella for the insight into Justin and Kit's relationship. Justin has always been there...as a friend, ex-lover, and sometimes foe (when he's doing Banner business a lot of the time.) But he's always been just that....kind of off in the wings as a side character and I'll admit to curiosity about him. This book resolves some of that. It shows how Justin and Kit's friendship/partnership began. It answers a lot of the questions about him as a witch and why's he stands apart from most witches.

Although Kit's brain has always told her the smart thing to do...she's never been known for following those instincts. Instead, she has another set of instincts that drive her. This book shows how they began to develop and when she really discovered what she could do. The novella is a fabulous little visit into the Kit Colbana world and for me, not only provided an entertaining escape for an hour or so, but also answered some questions I've had. I have a feeling Justin's character is going to continue to play heavily into Kit's life so I loved these little insights into him. 

If you like the Kit Colbana series, I HIGHLY recommend this novella!!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

4 comments:

paperbackdaydreamer.com said...

For people who haven't been able to pick this series up...do you suggest starting at Blade Song, A Stroke of Dumb Luck or this novella first?

Christi Snow said...

Honestly Deanna, you could start with any of the three. The novellas would be good just to get a feel for the world, but you don't miss anything by not having read them.

Christi Snow said...

Honestly Deanna, you could start with any of the three. The novellas would be good just to get a feel for the world, but you don't miss anything by not having read them.

paperbackdaydreamer.com said...

That's wonderful Christi! Thanks for the information. It sounds like a very good series, and I'll definitely add it to my TBR list. :-D