Review: Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep

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Publisher: Kensington

Publishing Date: October 2015

ISBN: 9781617738265

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 2.8/5

Publisher Description: As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there’s no escaping the spotlight–or the danger. 

Review: I almost round filed this novel as the beginning starts with a love addled descriptions of hunky magic men….”Warm rays filtered down….danced across his muscled body….intense green eyes…honey highlights in dark-chocolate brown hair….whiffed his crisp pine scent.” Fug.

In the land of Cloudburst Falls, everyone pertinent to the story line is hot. Devon with his muscled body and honey blonde chocolaty hair; Katia’s dark red hair and bright hazel eyes with a runway models body; Deah the deadly beauty with golden hair and dark blue eyes from House Draconis; Felix with his wavy black hair and bronze skin whom is even more handsome than Devon, if possible. Surprisingly the author drops the “everyone is beautiful and speshul” shtick and continues to develop a pretty good story line. Yeah the writing is a bit stilted what with the overuse of words to expedite scene development like murmured, muttered, grumbled and actually (59x) but it was creative and had some good character development coupled to the constant movement.

I should hate this but found enjoyment in the oddest of places.

 

 

 

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