Author: Lisa Shearin
Series: A Raine Benares Novel
Release date: June 2012
Even on a suicide mission, you need an exit strategy.
My name is Raine Benares—and it sucks to be me right now. I’m a seeker who managed to “find” the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that gave me unlimited power I never asked for or wanted. Now I’ve managed to lose the rock—and the magic it gave me—to a power-hungry goblin dark mage whose main goals are my death and world domination.
I’m still bonded to the Saghred, and the dark mage can’t use the stone as long as I’m alive. If he kills me and gains control of the Saghred, he’ll become an evil demigod with the seven kingdoms at his mercy. This is more than enough incentive to plan a little trip to the goblin capital of Regor with a small band of good friends, not-so-good friends, and one outright enemy. Don’t ask.
All we need to do is destroy the Saghred, kill the mage, and put a renegade goblin prince on the throne. Did I mention I’ll be doing that with no magic?
All Spell Breaks Loose is the sixth and last (?) book in the Raine Benares Series. I’ll admit that this series pulled me in from the first book and kept me coming back for more. The characters and world-building was fascinating and continued to grow with each book. I loved re-visiting these characters on their quests and the world of goblins, mages, pirates, thieves, dragons and magic.
Lisa Shearin knows how to put the words on the page to capture her readers, both with her characters’ wonderful wit and fantastic action. Each chapter drags you along the story until you can’t turn the pages fast enough. The only drawback to this book was I felt Raine held back. She wasn’t as in your face as in the last novels. I missed that. Although I loved finding out how the series ended, this book was my least favorite. And I wouldn’t have missed it.
I’ll miss the wonderful world Lisa Shearin created. Hot men fighting over you, mages trying to kill you, fast action, clever wit, evil villains, devious plot twists, plus out of control magical mayhem and a soul sucking rock? What’s not to love?
This book can be read as a stand alone novel, but I would strongly recommend that they be read in order to reap the most enjoyment from series. It will be placed on my keeper shelf along with the rest of the series.
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(Don’t these covers rock and make you want to read more!)