Grey Magic (Bonds of Magic #3)
by Jeffe Kennedy
What is it about:
His Darkness, Her Brightness… Together They Defy the World
Lord Gabriel Phel at last holds his dream in his grasp—and faces losing everything. He’s finally won the love of his wife, familiar, and mother of his child, and she offers him a heartfelt commitment he can truly believe in. Together they’re building a true house, one with a growing family of friends and allies that can help them stand against their enemies. And he’s learning to master his magic, to use it as the powerful tool and weapon it should be. But old and new enemies array themselves to take it all away.
Lady Veronica, now fully of House Phel, is doing her best to embrace happiness. After all, she has her hands full managing her mercurial and powerful wizard as he navigates taking his place as the head of their house, and with learning her own extraordinary ability. But she fears whatever peace they win won’t last long. When their enemies inevitably strike—including, perhaps, her own father—they must be ready to defend all they hold precious. It doesn’t help that her idealistic husband insists on making foolishly noble decisions that put them at even greater risk, nor that she loves him all the more for it.
As Nic and Gabriel struggle to put their household in order, giving ill-advised safe harbor to Nic’s runaway sister and risking their lives to save Gabriel’s sister’s sanity, their enemies draw the noose tighter on their well laid plans. When the unthinkable occurs, it’s up to both of them to trust in the nascent, unknown magic they’ve woven together.
What did I think of it:
This is such an awesome read!
I loved the previous two books in this trilogy, so I was eager to see how Nic and Gabriel would conquer the problems thrown their way.
And what a ride!
I was hooked from the start and rooted for Nic and Gabriel to come out on top. Things aren't easy for them and there were some very tense moments, but I trusted Jeffe Kennedy to give me a satisfying story with an even more satisfying ending.
And boy, did she deliver!
It's clear Nic and Gabriel have both grown since the start of the trilogy, both individually and together. I loved seeing them join their strengths and getting things done.
Next to Nic and Gabriel there were also other characters I could root for, and it looks like my favorite side character will get his own book(s). I can tell you I'm totally there for it! I love the possibilities this world gives for exciting and epic stories, so I hope Jeffe Kennedy will keep them coming!
All in all an amazing conclusion to an epic trilogy. If you haven't started on this trilogy yet: you really should, because it is awesome!
Why should you read it:
It's an epic and totally amazing Fantasy Romance.