Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Book Review: Eyes of Magic (The Sidhe)

Summary:

Poor Malcolm just can't catch a break. Despite being rescued, life for Malcolm isn't getting any easier.
He now has to deal with adjusting to The Glamour Club and being around his fellow fey.

Having never grown up around fey, Malcolm is scared and also mesmerised by the magic that the other fey possess. Except, it doesn't seem as if Malcolm has his own magic.

This really depresses the young fey and even when Kieran--one of the younger fey at The Glamour Club--takes him under his wing, he has a hard time trusting him or any of the other fey.

Can Donovan help Malcolm overcome his distrust of the fey and discover his abilities,  or will Rand and the goblins get to him first?



Review:

Eyes of Magic, is the third book in the Rise of the Unseelie plot line in The Sidhe series by S.A. Archer and S. Ravynheart.

In this novel, we learn more about Malcolm, the young fey who was captured and held prisoner by Rand, a changeling, in Scars of Silver (Book 2 in Rise of the Unseelie) and in Addicted (Book 2 of Touched).

I have been rooting for Malcolm ever since I learned he was being held captive in Scars of Silver. I was quite literally relieved at the end of that book and was curious to find out more about his character. We've only ever gotten to know Malcolm when he was drugged and held captive. It was interesting to finally get to interact with Malcolm's character, but unfortunately whatever was left of his innocent, naive personality was stripped away by Rand and the goblins.

Archer and Ravynheart do a phenomenal job conveying Malcolm as a victim without making him seem unbelievable. It will be a while before he can trust anyone ever again and that is evident in this book.

They also do an amazing job at really making you care about the characters and their stories, especially given the fact that each book is a quick read at under 60 pages.

Under the care of Donovan and the other fey I have a feeling Malcolm will slowly come to terms with the fact that he isn't like everyone else. But as to whether he will ever be okay... only time will tell. Needless to say, I can't wait to get started on the next book.

Review: 5/5


Find out more about the reading order of The Sidhe series and look for Eyes of Magic and other novels in the series on Amazon.com or wherever ebooks are sold.
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