Friday, December 14, 2012

Scent of Magic Review

400 pages

As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle. Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat. War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again.

Review (ARC):
As the second book in the Healer's series, this continues an intriguing and fresh story. This novel is once again told from both Avry and Kerrick's point of view. Avry is her usual brave self, although she does tend to rush into things at times. Kerrick is still the brave and intense man that Avry came to love in the first novel. Things still aren't going smoothly in the Fifteen Realms so Avry and Kerrick have to separate to try and help make things better. No one knows that Avry is alive, not even her friends, except for Kerrick. This of course gives her the brilliant idea to go under disguise into the holy army. How could that go wrong? In plenty of ways as you'll come to find out. There are new characters and quite a few heartbreaking moments as well. There is a lot of action, adventure, and harrowing events as Avry and Kerrick go on their separate journeys. This is a very exciting read and I can't wait to pick up the next one when it comes out. I definitely recommend it if you like fantasy and magic novels. However, I would recommend that you read Touch of Power first.


  1. Thanks for the wonderful review!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. I had fun writing from Kerrick's POV and will continue with this in the third book, Taste of Death.