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by Devon Monk
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grapeapril75 rated it 9 years ago
I enjoy this series but at the same time it annoys me. Very back and forth with the allies and her dad. I also wish it would get to unanswered questions sooner. Lots left open in this series, little by little with each book more is reveled. As the series goes on it does get better just a slow road.
we were young and naive still
we were young and naive still rated it 9 years ago
4 stars. Read last year.I don't remember disliking the narration. Hmm. Curious.
The Demon Librarian
The Demon Librarian rated it 9 years ago
A rather lacklustre entry to the series. I had high hopes that the new setting, the trip into Death, would revive my waning interest in this series. Nothing like a change of scenery to perk you up, right?Wrong!Well, in Monk's hands it's wrong, anyway. The descriptions of the World of the Dead were s...
Deb's books
Deb's books rated it 10 years ago
I didn't like it as much as the last one, I think it's a transitional book. I did like Stone and Shame.
Ami's Hoard
Ami's Hoard rated it 10 years ago
The soul of Zayvion Jones, Allie Beckstrom's lover, is trapped in the realm of death. His body is in the real world, in a coma. Allie makes a decision to bring Zay's soul back, since she is his Soul Complement. Accompanied by her (dead) father, and Stone (her pet gargoyle), Allie enters the gate of ...
MichCummings rated it 10 years ago
I would have to say that this is my favorite in the series so far. The plot seemed to be tighter, and I liked the adventure in death to retrieve Zavion. I also like how Allie does, mostly, rely on her magical and hounding friends, and she is not actually capable of doing every single thing by he...
Read Fragment
Read Fragment rated it 10 years ago
This book felt more like a placeholder than anything else. My least favorite part of the series is Allie's on-going Daddy issues, and boy-howdy do you get a lot of that in MAGIC AT THE GATE. I enjoyed the interactions with Shame, Stone, and Allie taking care of un-responsive Zayvion, but I hated t...
GizmosReviews rated it 10 years ago
As Magic at the Gate opens, Guardian of the Gate Zayvion Jones lies in an otherworldly induced coma and in order to retrieve his soul, Allison Beckstrom has decided to step thru the gate to Death in order to retieve his soul.As she does, she carries along the essence of her dead father Daniel, and h...
ebooks are my thang
ebooks are my thang rated it 11 years ago
Originally posted at WickedLilPixie ReviewsDisclaimer: This review assumes you have read the first 4 books of the Allie Beckstrom series and does not offer spoilers provided you are up to speed with the series to this point.Magic at the Gate is the 5th book in Devon Monk’s Allie Beckstrom Urban Fant...
Sandra rated it 11 years ago
I really enjoyed this book, as is usual with this series. It's not the most suspenseful writing, yet... the plot is always new and interesting, the characters continue to grow and change (love Shame and can't wait to see what happens with him and Terric), the main love interests have a real relatio...
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