Friday, 20 May 2011

URBAN FANTASY ROMANCE REVIEW: Myth and Magic 2: Mercy Burns - Keri Arthur

Release Date: 05/05/11


Half dragon, half woman, can she save her friend's soul - without losing her heart? Mercy Wilson is a reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area, but she's also more - and less - than human. Half woman, half air dragon, she's a 'draman' - unable to shift shape but still able to unleash fiery energy. Now something will put her powers to the test. Mercy's friend Rainey has enlisted her help to solve her sister's murder. Then a horrible accident claims Rainey's life, leaving Mercy only five days to find the killer. If Mercy fails, according to dragon law, Rainey's soul will be doomed to roam the earth for eternity. But how can Mercy help when she herself is a target? With nowhere else to turn, she must join forces with a sexy stranger - the mysterious man they call 'muerte', or death itself, who's as irresistible as he is treacherous. But can even Death keep Mercy alive for long enough to find her answers?


Mercy Burns is the second outing in the Myth and Magic series that started with Destiny Kills. Whilst I haven’t read the original title in the series, I didn’t feel that I was alienated in any way and was able to connect with the tales principle heroine within the first few pages and whilst parts of this title may come across as a story of vengeance it’s a title about salvation as well as allowing characters to grow out of adversity and prejudices. It’s wonderfully written, it has great pace and with brings to the table a wonderful blend of paranormal romance alongside a good old fashioned crime novel. All in, this title is a satisfactory read and one that will have readers going through the emotional wringer along with the lead character as well as feeling rewarded by the titles conclusion in all its glory.

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