Saturday, February 1, 2014
Magic and Loss by Nancy Collins (review)
Magic and Loss by Nancy A. Collins is part of the fun and entertaining ‘Golgotham’ series and continues the saga of Tate Eresby, a human with magical talents and Hexe, the heir to the Kymeran throne. They have settled into a routine and are content until their lives are disrupted by the return of the evil Boss Marz who is determined to get revenge upon them and the rest of the inhabitants of Golgotham. Once again, past differences must be put aside and all citizens must work together or risk seeing their ways of life completely destroyed. Unfortunately, there are major changes in Hexe and the impact on his family threatens to destroy all that he has worked for and desires, even as his relatives seem to be increasing unexpectedly and Hexe will have to decide whether Left Hand or Right Hand magic offers the best choice for him.
This exciting urban fantasy story continues to build on the intriguing and imaginative elements that have been introduced through the past two entertaining novels, Right Hand Magic and Left Hand Magic. I love the fact that we aren’t stagnant in the society but instead continue to build on the fantastical elements that have already been introduced. Tate is continuing to grow, not only by acting as an apprentice but as she learns to analyze her relationships and what she will and will not accept in the way she is treated. I was a little surprised at some of the revelations about various family members and disappointed at the reaction to Boss Marz’s bullying but I enjoyed watching the changes in dynamics as yet another milestone is reached in Tate and Hex’s relationship. It is always refreshing to view society through the sometimes skewed lens of Golgotham and discover that bigotry and prejudice can always rear its ugly head but if enough people band together and oppose it, life can only be improved. Another deliciously entertaining visit to a city that has the kinds of neighbors you can only dream about but who might be quite fun to get to know, as long as you don’t inadvertently cross the forbidden line. And if you have a little artistic talent of your own...who knows what will happen?
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I received a copy of this title in return for an honest review.
My previous ponderings on this series is at this link.