Warrior of Magick by Jessica Wayne
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Sienna is assigned to remove the last member of the Guardian family, Daxon. But she will quickly find out that Daxon was the boy she saved years ago when the Guardian academy fell. Daxon and Corrine, the only two left from the academy, have been traveling, searching for an answer to what happened the night the academy was attacked. Little do they know that Sienna is looking for those same answers. When the three come together, Sienna will defy the Council that gave her orders, and start down a road that none of them could have predicted.
Warrior of Magick had a wonderful cast of characters. Sienna and Daxon were both fiery tempered and quick to judge. The two of them going back and forth was energizing because as the banter grew more heated, attraction started to seep in as well. And even though Corrine was a secondary character, she went through a worthwhile developmental arc. I appreciate that Jessica Wayne didn’t cast Corrine aside and use her as filler. Paying attention to all the characters made this story all the more enjoyable to read.
The magic system in the Cambrexia Realm series is creative and tied to the innate power within the magic user. I loved the ability for magic to be different for each user, limited only by their inner well of strength. Jessica Wayne also dropped a mystery into the magical side of the world by confusing even the characters with a form of magic they thought was long gone. I can’t wait to see the origin story for it in the following novels. Needless to say, there is plenty of spell slinging action throughout this book.
The only downfall I found while reading was the sometimes repetitive actions. Some battles seemed awfully familiar to ones that had already occurred, and the same could be said for rescue attempts. But all in all, this was a fast-paced and fun read. The ending leaves the reader demanding to know more and rest assured I will be finding out what happened to all these characters by diving into the next book ASAP.
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