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review 2017-08-26 19:29
Nope, no.
Silver Surfer/Warlock: Resurrection (1993) #1 (of 4) - Jim Starlin,Jim Starlin

I can barely remember this.   Warlock sends his people - including a version of Gamora and Drax that I don't recognize - to get Silver Surfer to help him. 

 

And I was bored for twenty-something pages. 

 

I know Marvel is including old books to sell the rest of them, but yeah, I won't be buying or reading any more of this. 

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text 2017-07-03 18:04
Reading progress update: I've read 17 out of 320 pages.
Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles: Warlock Holmes 2 - G.L. Denning

Look here, Holmes, I'm sorry for what I did. You know I am. But you mustn't do this to me. Either you are dead, or you are not. Now, you haven't moved in almost a month. Your front half is all dry and crackly. Your back half, down amongst the flowers, seems to have gone to juice and rot. I am positive that mattress is ruined. Ruined! You are clearly dead! So stop all this breathing nonsense, won't you?

 

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review 2017-04-19 00:00
A Warlock's Surprise
A Warlock's Surprise - Erin M. Leaf A Warlock's Surprise - Erin M. Leaf Saw mpreg and it decided for me that i should give it a try. I actually liked it a little better than the first book. It was interesting how the baby was birthed. The conception was interesting in a way but I still feel like the story development was lacking. It's a short story so it suffers the usual rushed feeling you get sometimes.
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-04-18 00:00
A Warlock's Best Friend
A Warlock's Best Friend - Erin M. Leaf A Warlock's Best Friend - Erin M. Leaf It was like a soup/stew that didn't have time to develop any flavor. It was a bit rushed and I questioned the validity of Dakota and Leo's relationship development. How did Dakota and Leo not know they were soul-splice? They're childhood friends so they grew up together. I find it hard to believe that the kiss was what changed everything when they were probably in psychical contact a lot as kids/teenagers. It just didn't work for me and I couldn't believe there was anything to their relationship but sex. Dakota is suppose to be this awesome warlock but he barely uses his magic. Even when he's being hounded by his boss he didn't try to redirect her to something else with magic.

I just saw that there is a Book 2 today and I'm not sure if I should give it a read or not.
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review 2017-03-24 11:36
This author has skills! Urban fantasy lovers might want to check it out
Warlock in Training - T.J. Nichols
  4.5 HEARTS--I knew this author's first novel would be great. It was magical.



This isn't my first T.J. Nichols; all previous works were urban fantasy/ paranormal short stories: The Vampire's Dinner and A Wolf's Resistance . Both works had great world building and paranormal ideas. The same can be said for Warlock in Training. But what I wanted to see is what the author could do with something novel length.

Not disappointed.

Earth has changed, new countries have formed and magic is known. Well I should say warlocks and wizards are real on Earth, or Humanside. The Earth is continuing to change, forget global warming, it's approaching an ice age. Most of the population doesn't know what the cause is for it. Warlocks are believed to be the saviors to stop it, But what they don't want people to know is they're the culprits. Magic exists in Humanside and Demonside, a second world where demons and other paranormal beings live. Demonside is experiencing extreme global warming, the world turning into a desert, water is scarce. Do these changes share something in common?

Wizards practice magic without using demons. Warlocks on the other hand drain demons for their magic to be more power, have stronger magic. Wizards are looked down on in the magical society. Warlocks are the upper echelon, the 1% if you will.

Nineteen year old ginger Angus Donohue doesn't want to be a warlock, despite his prestigious warlock family history. His father is forced him to attend warlock college and threatened him not embarrass the family name or him. Angus doesn't even want to summon a demon during a requisite class and tries to fail.

And that's where the magic begins.

Enter demon Saka (I am 1000% for him). He chooses Angus despite Angus trying to fail and takes him to Demonside across the void (the bridge between the two worlds). Points to the story being dual POV. Both worlds are too interesting not to immerse yourself in.

The cover is so fitting! Because I think Angus has the potential to be the bridge.

Saka is a demon mage and is trying to help his world. He's smart, calm and wicked with a knife. He shows Angus there is more to life and magic. I couldn't help but imagine Saka something like Hellboy (black horns instead, no hair, the similar skin tone)



I always try to find a Hellboy in demons I read about. LOL

Saka teaches different types of magic: soul, blood and sex. Saka's really great at the last two.

A lot of urban fantasy, tends to have an alpha type as the lead. Not the case in Warlock in Training. Angus is nineteen and reads nineteen - unsure of himself, still learning his place in the world, exploring relationships with potential partners. But he's not the typical teenager. Demonside helps open his eyes.

There is a battle between two magical worlds that felt similar to what the political and global feel is right now. The 1% is ruining both worlds, damn the results as long as they're in power. It's magical politics. People are dying for a cause that does not benefit the greater good. The ones in charge lie to the masses and attacks any form of resistance.

But there is a resistance.



And it's growing.

The book ends with a cliffhanger of sorts. There are loose threads that need to be answered. Such as who really is in charge? Why the harvesting of so much power? The suspense is well written.

Before jumping all over this, I feel I should warn potential readers of possible triggers/deal breakers: There are romantic undertones rather than a defined romance. Both main characters have sex with other people (But I feel I should explain demons have different views on 'relationships' - monogamy is not the norm,) There were brief MF moments. (Also, didn't mind. The moments were a blip on the entire scale of things) Cutting is practiced for magical purposes.

How erotic does this get? There is on page sex but don't expect pages of a drawn out sex scene. (Quite happy about that, it can be a chore to read drawn out pages) The relationship between Saka and Angus is still forming, is kinda fluid. There is another character that has a potential of maybe making this a love/lust triangle. It's not romantic. More as a means to an end but there is potential for deeper feelings. Sex on Demonside can be and is used for ritualistic needs. If you are a reader who needs the one and only, I would say to approach with caution. Because the way the sex, relationship and openness is written fits the characters. And they struggle. But it's secondary to the world building, action and suspense.

I want to rate this all the hearts but I have tiny issues, pretty minor. Technically, the story reads well. But I feel some of the chapters ended in odd spots. I like the fact the chapters aren't overly long but some ended with where it could have just combined with half of the next chapter for better impact.

But I see this book as the foundation for more to come. War is approaching. What side are you on? Will the resistance win?

Bonus was that this book stars my favorite paranormal beings: DEMONS!



And a ginger warlock! It was like it was written just for me. ;P

Fans of urban fantasy should definitely check this series out because the world building is tops. The author obvious is an urban fantasy fan and it shows in their work. The first third is mostly building. The other two thirds are fast paced and filled with intrigue. My heart started to crumble in the last 5-8% but the author pulled it through.

I am so there for this series! And I'm definitely a fan of this author after this. It's 3 out of 3 for me!

Recommended.



A copy provided for an honest review.

 

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