Title: Magic Unleashed Author: Devri Walls Pages: 416 Publisher: Brown Books Published: 10th April 2018 Rating: 3/5 stars
Six years ago, Grey Malteer was attacked by creatures he thought couldn’t possibly exist. They repeated a word, calling him a name he’d never heard before… Venator. Since then, his life has been a hellhole of secrecy—hiding old pain alongside strange new abilities. Rune Jenkins has an itch, as she calls it, but it’s more than that. It’s an anger that builds up like the inside of a boiler whenever she’s around anything remotely supernatural. The pressure is growing steadily worse and she can’t understand why. All she knows is—her control is slipping. By order of an unknown council Grey and Rune are pulled through a portal in the St. Louis arch, landing them in an alternate dimension where creatures of myth and legend exist. A realm that calls them, Venators. Made up of centuries old fae, vampires, werewolves, elves and succubi the council’s corrupt nature becomes obvious as they seek to wield the newly returned Venators as weapons. Wedged in an impossible position, Grey and Rune must decide their fate—do they go against the council’s wishes and help the innocents of this unforgiving land, or face the possibility of execution by the council.
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Magic Unleashed by Devri Walls is a fantastic story full of magic, supernatural creatures and badass characters 💪 The story follows both Rune and Grey on their journey through a magical world they never even knew existed. Grey has always had a fascination for the supernatural, and studies them every spare moment he has. Rune has always had an ‘itch’, as she calls it. Whenever she encounters something supernatural, it awakens something primal inside her that is desperate to get out.
They meet Tate, a blue-skinned being who talks of vampires, werewolves and fae, who saves them from a goblin attack and takes them into this other world through a portal. When the chaos is over and they narrowly escape the goblins clutches, Rune realises her twin brother Ryker was left behind, and most likely captured. Filled with grief and desperate to get her brother back, Rune vows to stop at nothing to do so.
Tate tells them they are Venators, warriors with the power to defeat and kill the supernatural creatures they have only discovered are in fact real, and he has hand-picked them especially for the council. On their journey from the fae woods to the council house they meet Verida, a vampire, and the daughter of Dracula himself. Together, they begin to make their way to the council, with werewolves hot on their trail.
On the way, Rune and Grey learn about Zio, a woman with immense power and control who’s one goal is to overthrow the council and take the world for herself… and she has Ryker. She is the reason both Rune and Grey were brought to this world. Their job is to do the council’s bidding and destroy her.
When a family is attacked by the werewolves that chased Rune and Grey to the council house, they both set out to save them, against the council’s wishes. However, the rescue mission goes horribly wrong and with the much needed help of Beltran, a shape-shifter, they manage to escape somewhat unscathed.
However, their fight isn’t over yet. When Zio learns the two Venators have left the safety of the castle, she releases her dragon to hunt them down and kill them. What follows is an incredible battle that shows the powerful strength Grey and Rune didn’t know they had. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it 😀
I really enjoyed reading Magic Unleashed ❤️ The characters are amazing! Beltran is definitely my favourite! His shape-shifting abilities are so cool 😀 He is so mysterious too, and I’m still unsure where his loyalties truly lie. I feel like he is going to play a bigger part in the next two books. I can’t wait to read them and find out where they’re going to take these characters.
Hope you all enjoyed my review! Have you guys read Magic Unleashed? I would absolutely recommend that you do! Let me know what you thought of it in the comments 😀 Bye guys, happy reading! x
About the Author
Devri Walls is an international best selling author. She lives in Meridian, Idaho with her husband, two children and one adorable little mutt. Writing in all things fantasy, she would do just about anything for a working magic wand. Mostly because she’s a walking disaster and a wand would be of enormous help…although she’d probably trip and break it. So, there’s that. She graduated with a degree in theater and has studied vocal performance most of her life. She now teaches voice lessons when she’s not writing novels, cooking dinner, playing taxi, spending time with her amazingly supportive husband or trying to read.
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