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Book Review: Myths & Mortals

Myths and Mortals (Numina Trilogy #2)Myths and Mortals by Charlie N. Holmberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

WARNING – This review may contain spoilers of book one in this trilogy, Smoke & Summons, and definitely contains spoilers for book two.

This is the second book in the Numina trilogy, and the second book I’ve read by Charlie N. Holmberg, and once again I found myself getting seriously dragged in by the story.

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Book Review: Smoke & Summons

Smoke and Summons (The Numina Series #1)Smoke and Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book ahead of publication as part of Amazon’s Kindle First program for January ’19.

I have to say, I really enjoyed this book. It’s the tale of Sandis, a young woman who has the ability to act as vessel to otherworldly creatures known as numina, and tells of her attempt to escape the slavery she finds herself in as a result of this ‘gift’. Helping her along the way is Rone, a streetwise burglar and thief with a magical secret of his own, while working against her is the summoner Kazen, the man who kept her locked up in his underworld lair. The story gallops along at a fair pace, with very few places for the protagonists to catch their breath, and along with the main plot there are also a few secondary elements woven through the narrative involving Rone’s mother getting locked up for a crime he committed and Sandis’ search for an uncle she never knew she had. There’s a lot going on in those 300 or so pages.

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