Protected, trained, and hidden from the High Council by her
hedge witch mother and warlock father, Isobel Marlin has
been ďoutedĒ by circumstances beyond her control. Because
she is one of the most powerful mages ever born, Isobel is
forced into a union by the Council. Although James
Sterling, a warlock of high standing from the prestigious
Sterling Clan, was her actual choice for a mate, she has no
desire to be handed over to him like an object.
What she doesnít anticipate is that James has wanted her
from the time she first started working at his company. He
is not taking no for an answer and will use every trick up
his magical sleeve to claim his rebellious mage.
There were times when I was a bit confused by the
terminology and world structure for Magus Shift.
Perhaps because I didnít start off by reading The Warderís
series. In no respect did it detract from my enjoyment.
Nothing could when it comes to reading Viola Graceís work;
certainly, this was no exception. The themes of family,
love, friendship, and loyalty continue to flow like heady
wine throughout each series, and Magus Shift
works just plain works for all the reasons Iíve grown drunk
from sheer reading pleasure.
No matter where, when, or how in the narrative, I always
appreciate Ms. Graceís sense of humor as much as her
characters. She has a gift for making laughter work in a
steamy hot scene, which is nothing to scoff at. Isobel and
James were fun, frisky characters brought to life by this
authorís playful, well-defined writing. The brief intro to
Isobelís friends has ignited my interest, so you know where
this is headed. Itís no small feat for a writer to engage a
reader to the point where they are immersed in more than one
series by said author. If that doesnít prove how talented
she is, I donít know what else will convince you except
reading one of her awesome stories for yourself. So have at