Counterfeit Magic (Otherworld Stories, #10.3)
Return to the world of Kelley Armstrong's best-selling novels Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic for a long original novella.The first rule of a supernatural fight club? Don't kill your opponent.When the fighters come with lethal spells, werewolf strength and half-demon powers, that can be a... show more
Return to the world of Kelley Armstrong's best-selling novels Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic for a long original novella.The first rule of a supernatural fight club? Don't kill your opponent.When the fighters come with lethal spells, werewolf strength and half-demon powers, that can be a lot tougher than it sounds. It's hard to attract talent if they know they might not leave the ring alive. So when fighters at a California club start dying -- it's bad for business.Witch detectives Paige Winterbourne and Savannah Levine take the case. Going undercover in the power-heavy arena of the fight club is a welcome change of pace for Paige, relegated to the role of The Wife as her husband struggles to find his place in his family's Cabal--the corporate Mafia of the supernatural world.As Paige is drawn deeper into new and dangerous corners of her world, she quickly discovers the greatest threat isn't the killer in her sights. It's something much, much closer to home. And this is one fight she can't afford to lose.
Publish date: December 2010
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Series: Otherworld Stories (#10)
I picked this novella as a way of getting back into the "Women Of Otherworld" series. I read the first half a dozen novels in the series very close together and then got distracted. "Counterfeit Magic" is a fun story with murders, supernatural fight clubs, family intrigue and some quite witty dial...
I love this series. I hadn't realized that there were several novellas published, so now I have one more novella and then the final book in the series to read...this really got to the heart of why I love Armstrong's books - the characters and relationships ring true, and the main characters are wond...
This novella is narrated by Paige, who was the narrator of Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic, books 3 and 4 of the Women of the Otherworld series. Paige doesn't seem to be the most popular narrator of the series but I have always liked her so it was good to get back inside her head so to speak. ...
I'm glad I waited to read this one. I was nice going back to this world. Missed it. It was awesome to have a Paige/Lucas story. My only complaint/issue- the ending felt a little rushed, but well paced before that.
This novella features Paige, Lucas and Savannah and a case at their investigations agency. A half-demon comes to hire them to investigate her brothers' death at a supernatural fight club. She also makes a major play for Lucas. While Lucas goes off with her to investigate one end of the case, Paige a...