Giada Shepherd is a brilliant chemist
who also happens to be a relatively new Maja (aka immortal
witch). With someone targeting and killing Latents Ė
mortals with the ability to become witches or vampires Ė
Giada is called upon by the legendary Arthur and Guinevere
of Camelot to protect their mortal son, Logan MacRoy.
Logan, an intelligent forensic chemist in his own right,
works with the Greendale County Bomb Squad and if he knew
the new chemist shadowing his work was a Maja heíd toss her
out on her ear. So Giada is ordered not to reveal her true
identity and to most definitely not sleep with Logan
and trigger his Change. But with the unfulfilled desire
between Logan and Giada becoming too much to bear and a
deadly enemy determined to take out the pair, the truth is
bound to come out. And when it does, itís not just the fate
of Logan and Giadaís hearts on the line.
Take a trip into the exciting Mageverse
world in Master of Fire. Iíve been long
awaiting a new Mageverse novel and Loganís story in
particular, so I was thrilled when I got my hands on a copy
of Master of Fire. I must say, I loved
revisiting some of my favorite characters in the Mageverse
series (Arthur and Guinevere in particular) and seeing new
obstacles arise that are sure to continue in future books.
Itís nearly impossible to talk about some of the more
thrilling points of Master of Fire without
spoiling the book, so Iíll avoid danger by saying that Iím
sure other readers will finish the story as desperate as I
to read the next book, Master of Smoke.
Where Master of Fire
falls short for me is, quite sadly, the two protagonists.
Thereís a spark missing from Logan, Giada, and their romance
that is present in the earlier Mageverse novels. They did
not come alive for me, nor did I become invested in their
love story. I had such high hopes for Arthur and
Guinevereís son that this book was a bit of a letdown in
terms of characterization.
Master of Fire is the
tenth story (sixth full-length book) in the Mageverse
series, but Angela Knight provides enough information that
it can be read as a standalone. The action sequences and
the new troubles that arise in the Mageverse world were
intriguing and the lead in to Master of Smoke left me
eagerly awaiting its release.