Stone Cold by Devon Monk

Broken Magic, Book 2

Synopsis: The latest Broken Magic novel from national bestselling author Devon Monk.

Marked by Life and Death magic, Shame Flynn and Terric Conley are “breakers”—those who can use magic to its full extent. Most of the time, they can barely stand each other, but they know they have to work together to defeat a common enemy—rogue magic user Eli Collins.

Backed by the government, Eli is trying to use magic as a weapon by carving spells into the flesh of innocents and turning them into brainless walking bombs. To stop him, Shame and Terric will need to call on their magic, even as it threatens to consume them—because the price they must pay to wield Life and Death could change the very fate of the world…and magic itself.

Review: I took me some time to read the first novel in the series for fear of being disappointed by this new spin-off series, yet it was big a mistake because I really loved it. At the end, I was really excited to be able to immerse myself in the second and I was fortunate enough to have an uncorrected proof. I can tell you one thing, this novel is truly sublime and once again the author Devon Monk presents a new very good story.

We thus find Shame and Terric, trying to live their lives as they can. Terric moved in with his friend to his chagrin and Shame plays vigilante in the back of his friends. However, Eli has not forgotten his revenge and intends to make pay the two characters. Thus we enter in a wild ride where Shame must take a number of decisions, always very difficult, and yet some that could change his life and the ones of his family. Our two heroes will once again have to face many obstacles together, and despite appearances, it is always very touching to see how our two men care for each other more than anything. But there are not the only ones, and, we find with great pleasure Allie and Zay, while the delivery approaches faster and faster, with all its problems. And as you all know, I love them!

Shame and Terric are increasingly realizing that they are different, and nothing can change that fact. We’re indeed quite frightened and surprised with them when we see what they manage to achieve together. Because even with the best will in the world, it seems that sometimes their nature shows its true face and bodies are starting to appear in their path. They will face many hardships, even death on several occasions. But that’s not all, because the government is always closer and they seem determined to exterminate each soul complements, so nobody is immune. In addition, using Eli does not help this matter, especially when the man is determined to kill Shame for the murder of Brandy.

I will not say more, as many things happen in the novel but it is a spin-off series that I can only advise you to read, up to the Allie Beckstrom series, and fans will be delighted. A very good novel that will keep you spellbound throughout the story and you will be able to discover more and more about this world and its fascinating characters.



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    • yes the series is the Allie Beckstrom one. I think it will be easier, it’s the characters from the first series and many things happen to them and the world in the characters in the other series. I think you can try, but I have a friend who told me she was a little lost and stopped to finish the other series.

  1. Last week I finally read Hell Bent and was so excited I immediately ordered book 2. I have you to thank for reading Hell Bent as it was your positive review that gave me the nudge I needed to read it. I’m thrilled to hear you call Stone Cold ‘truly sublime’ and can’t wait to read it myself. 🙂

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