I do not think that there can ever be enough books about anything and I say that knowing that some of them are going to be about Pilates.The more knowledge the better seems like a solid rule of thumb, even though I have watched enough science fiction films to accept that humanity’s unchecked pursuit of learning will end with robots taking over the world.-Sarah Vowell

Friday, May 13, 2016

Blood Magick: Book Three of the Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts

I have to say that after reading and enjoying quite much the story of Connor and Meara, I was really looking forward to the story of Branna and Fin and the final match against the evil Cabhan.  Sadly I was a little let down.  The tension between the two is still there, as well as the spark.  Across the three books, Branna has been slowly trusting and believing in Fin more and accepting his help.  She has come to believe, as the others, that he is necessary to ending Cabhan.  But she refuses to give in to her desires for Fin because of Cabhan's mark that he wears and what might happen if she does.

In a dream state, the two are taken to Cabhan's hidden cave, back in time, and discover that he has made a pact with a demon, whose power is on a  red stone Cabhan wears around his neck.  The reason they have never been able to destroy him is that the demon heals him and keeps him alive.  They must destroy both.  But how do you destroy a demon and when is the right day to attempt an attack?  They've already tried two magical days, the summer solstice and Samhain, without success.  They also realize they must have the help of Sorcha's children, the original Dark Witches.

Cabhan continues to taunt them and lurk about, attacking them when he can, but quickly escaping when they respond.  When they finally figure out a plan of attack, they must find a way keep Cabhan from knowing of it and so they distract him.  The end game is rather a let down in that it doesn't last very long and is rather uneventful.  After three books, I wanted it to go out in a bang, not a whimper.  Its still a good book, and if you've come this far in reading the series, you have to read it to conclude it.  I just wish I had gotten more bang for my buck.

Link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Magick-Cousins-ODwyer-Roberts/dp/0425259870?ie=UTF8&keywords=blood%20magick%20by%20nora%20roberts&qid=1463142813&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

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