Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

The Mage In Black The Mage In Black
by Jaye Wells

Supplied for review by Hachette New Zealand

Reviewed By: Jan Butterworth

Sabina Kane is back, and this time she’s taking on the big apple.

She travels there to meet her long lost sister and to discover her mage side by learning magic and how to cast spells. Unfortunately her first night is a little disorientating and she enriches on werewolf territory, as well as pissing off the local vampire master, who happens to be an old flame. The only way to make things right is by agreeing to a fight to the death with the werewolf alpha. After these issues are resolved, she has a run in with a demon and learns there is a mage trying to kill her. Oh, and she is the ‘Chosen One’. Her cat demon is back, and this time he falls in love with a hot, female demon who can take the form of a peacock.

Continuing in the same world as in the first book, Sabina juggles learning to fight as a mage with staying alive as she unravels the conspiracy behind why someone is trying to kill her. She also has to deal with two sexy men vying for her, while her demon is discovering faery porn and spending all her money on fae hookers. All the time there are complex diplomatic manoeuvrings going on to gain support for a war against the vampires.

The second book in the Sabina Kane series, this is fast-paced and fun, another extremely entertaining must-read if you enjoy the urban fantasy genre. This can be read as a stand-alone as enough background is briefly explained but you’d miss out on the extremely good first book in the series.

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