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Quite an action packed thriller set in a land where technology and magic were amalgamated beautifully.
Once magic (maz) was freely available, an earthquake brought about a spellplague and a corporation which took advantage. Now maz was sold to a select few who could afford. Diz and her friends siphoned of this maz and sold it to their clients. A job gone bad and the maz blew up on their faces, they knew they had to act fast.
My first book by author M. K. England, this was a complete fun of a ride. Diz and her friends had a sarcastic camaraderie happening which was humorous at times. Diz as a main character was likable, tough with moments of vulnerability. Having lost her parents in an earlier catastrophe, her friends were her entire life. She did what had to for survival.
The author’s writing conveyed the excitement in the words. This was one big adventure filled with action and intelligence. Magic was weaved in beautifully enhancing the technology. I loved the author’s power of imagination to make the story larger than life. Worldbuilding was quite a joy to read especially on the heists that she took up.
The only niggle I could feel were some dialogues and narration could be sharper. But the last few chapters totally made up for it. They were a rollercoaster where everything came to a zenith. The author caused my breath to hitch at some of the action scenes… Whew.. I was exhausted at the end of this fabulous ride.
I received a free ARC from Edelweiss and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
In Kyrkarta, magic—known as maz—was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door for a greedy corporation to make maz a commodity that’s tightly controlled—and, of course, outrageously expensive.
Which is why Diz and her three best friends run a highly lucrative, highly illegal maz siphoning gig on the side. Their next job is supposed to be their last heist ever.
But when their plan turns up a powerful new strain of maz that (literally) blows up in their faces, they’re driven to unravel a conspiracy at the very center of the spellplague—and possibly save the world.